CDE Unix desktop open sourced

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 7, 2012 3:01 PM EDT
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The Open Group, the steward of the UNIX standards, has open sourced the CDE classic desktop for Unix under the LGPLv2 licence. The Common Desktop Environment and the Motif toolkit on which it is based, itself open sourced in 2000, became the de facto standard for Unix desktops in Unix's commercial hay day in the 1990s. CDE broadened the concept of simple window managers configured by means of text files which had previously dominated the Unix world; it included a desktop offering integrated applications and graphical configuration tools.

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I'm going to see if I can get it to build on a modern distro caitlyn 9 1,155 Aug 9, 2012 9:06 PM

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