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Old 05-12-2002, 08:45 PM   #1
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CDE for Linux


Hi,
has any one tried CDE for Linux instead of KDE or GNOME ...

I hate the way KDE or GNOME does not allow you to send you open sessions to desktop as sticky ICONS ..instead it minimize everthing down in the task bar ..

Any thoughts ....

I think I wanna install and run CDE just for that ..
 
Old 05-12-2002, 08:57 PM   #2
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These jokers produce a version of it, although I think the real work is still done by Open Group, and I'm pretty certain its not free. I don't really know dink about CDE though as its the one thing I find really annoying about Solaris, but to each his own.

Luck,

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Old 05-12-2002, 09:20 PM   #3
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you can always use and try XFce which is sort of a clone of CDE...

www.xfce.org
 
Old 05-13-2002, 05:32 AM   #4
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Thanks for the recommendations but I am kind of unsure about using something new that maybe unstable..
Too bad CDE is not fee ..no wonder Sun is going to GNOME in the new Solaris 9 OS.

Also I wish if KDE would allow me to minimize my sessions to desktop rather than down in the task bar. It makes it had to go back to a particular session if you had 20 minimized down in the task bar where if they were all on desktop and showing titles can make this easy for me.
 
Old 07-20-2002, 08:19 PM   #5
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CDE?

Does anybody know where to get CDE for LINUX on an Intel box?
Is it free? I would like to give it a try, I think that it used to come with Red Hat 6.x? Is there any way to download it and make it work with newer Red Hat distros like 7.x???
 
Old 07-20-2002, 09:31 PM   #6
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Re: CDE?

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Does anybody know where to get CDE for LINUX on an Intel box?
Is it free? I would like to give it a try, I think that it used to come with Red Hat 6.x? Is there any way to download it and make it work with newer Red Hat distros like 7.x???
There was link above in a previous post pointing to http://www.xig.com/ which has all the info about CDE for Linux.
Also check out http://www.opengroup.org/cde/ which was also mentioned above with a link.
If you want something very lightweight and is a clone of CDE for Linux and X, try www.xfce.org like I mentioned above in my pervious post.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 02:25 AM   #7
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Also I wish if KDE would allow me to minimize my sessions to desktop rather than down in the task bar. It makes it had to go back to a particular session if you had 20 minimized down in the task bar where if they were all on desktop and showing titles can make this easy for me.
I think I understand what you are saying, and let me know if I am wrong in this suggestion...

You can double click the "title" bar on your windows in KDE and they minimize into the title bar til you move your mouse over them, then they maximize back out. To undo the minimize effect, double click again, and it will stay maximized.
 
Old 07-21-2002, 03:39 PM   #8
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Hi
I work a lot with lightweight windowmanagers like
xfce, windowmaker and fluxbox. Mostly with xfce tho,
its fast (enough) and stable. According to a friend of mine
who works for sun, its just like cde, so give it a try
good luck
 
Old 07-21-2002, 08:16 PM   #9
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try enlightenment...it has that button box thingy where the minimized applications go instead of a taskbar...you could resize it to as large as you'd like

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Old 07-26-2002, 10:10 PM   #10
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Solaris 8 for Intel

Thanks for all your replies but I finally got my self a copy of Solaris 8 for Intel, I am all set, this is exactly what I need it cause I want to get familiar with Solaris.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:06 PM   #11
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Is CDE closed source even in OpenSolaris?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:50 PM   #12
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According to the Wikipedia page CDE is still closed source and there are no plans to open source it.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 10:54 PM   #13
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Also I wish if KDE would allow me to minimize my sessions to desktop rather than down in the task bar. It makes it had to go back to a particular session if you had 20 minimized down in the task bar where if they were all on desktop and showing titles can make this easy for me.
Are you describing was is known as window shade or roll-up? Where the window is reduced to just the bar along the top? If so, I'm pretty sure you can configure KDE to do that. You certainly could back in KDE 3; maybe it's gone away with KDE 4 (like a lot of things...)
 
Old 12-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #14
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CDE for Linux

Hi, I just compiled CDE for linux in Ubuntu 12.10. I followed all the instructions. It's the best thing since fried bacon and eggs! I love the simplicity and elegance. It doesn't get in the way and it runs FAST.
 
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Well, I guess there is a reason to drag up a 10 year old post.

Can you tell us how you did it or what doc's you used in the process? Any bugs?
 
  


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