Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Dec 2017 17:39 UTC, submitted by Henrik Hellerstedt

If you've noticed a disruption in the time-space continuum recently, it is likely because I have finally been able to compile and install the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) in a current and actively-developed operating system (OpenBSD 6.2 in this case).

Since it's been a while - I love CDE.

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RE[4]: Long time no see
by wigry on Sat 23rd Dec 2017 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Long time no see "
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Wonderful! Thats exactly what I expect the devs to do with ancient code - bring the build system to modern days (./configure & make & make install would be excellent) and perhaps replace odd libraries or code constructs with more modern ones. BUT DO NOT TOUCH THE UX! Because thats kinda the point of CDE in the first place to experience that old ancient user interface

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RE[5]: Long time no see
by tlal on Mon 25th Dec 2017 22:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Long time no see "
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Bring the build system to something modern is a tremendous effort and no one is really keen on trying, not yet anyway.

The UX won't change. We tweaked it so you can nice fonts and that's it. The one thing that does need work is DTFm, it has not aged well.

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