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  • What's the lightest Desktop Environment to use in Debian ?
    Good old CDE from the 1990s, if you feel like compiling it yourself and dealing with the few bugs caused by bitrot ;). Source: about 1 year ago
  • What it is like running CDE on a modern Linux distro
    I'm not a fan of NsCDE, since it's missing a bunch of stuff in the original CDE. NsCDE is basically a glorified fvwm theme. The original CDE was open-sourced many years ago and is still being maintained. You can get it here: Source: over 1 year ago
  • Not So Common Desktop Environment (NsCDE)
    Note that the original versions of CDE[1] and Motif[2] are released as FOSS these days and apparently receive a modest amount of maintenance, though I don’t know how hard it actually is to get them to build. [1] [2] - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • NsCDE 2.2 released
    There's also the original CDE, which was open-sourced in 2012. I have it on my Fedora system, and I prefer it to NsCDE. For one thing, the open-sourced CDE has the original dt* applications (e.g. dtfile, dtmail), plus Desktop KornShell (dtksh), which was one of the nicest things about CDE. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Thought of it yesterday - how KDE developers name their programs.
    C-the-90s-are-back Desktop Environment, now available on Linux distro near you. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • User Interfaces
    Random fact, CDE is open source these days and you can run it on Linux, for entertainment I guess HPUX's SAM not included. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • There was no GUI toolkit for shell, so I made one, is this good or bad?
    There has been a GUI toolkit for KornShell since 1993: Desktop KornShell. Dtksh provides Motif binding to ksh scripts, and is still included in CDE. Sure, Motif is a bit of a pain, but to say that "There was no GUI toolkit for shell" is simply not true. And unlike this shelleqt, dtksh isn't just some wrapper that calls another program. In dtksh, GUI callback functions can be written in ksh. There's a good book on... Source: about 2 years ago
  • Hot Dog Linux – Horrible Obsolete Typeface and Dreadful Onscreen Graphics
    Or the real one: - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • My Sun Microsystems Sparcstation 20 "Intel Inside"
    Ya know you can still compile and run CDE... I've got a raspberry pi floating around here that boots up to CDE and I think it's neat. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Gnome and KDE are dead, who do you pick now?
    Oh, it’s still very much a thing. Here’s the official SorceForge webpage: Source: over 2 years ago
  • My 3 in 1 retrobattlestation
    As far as amazing for the time Unix desktop environments, SGI IRIX is worth a look. It was around at the same time and makes CDE look a bit primitive. However unlike the IRIX Interactive Desktop/Indigo Magic Desktop, CDE is now open-source so you can run it on linux. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Anyone else get CDE working? What were your impressions?
    Ages ago I had the proprietary Triteal CDE client for the old Red Hat Linux, which worked fine. On my current Fedora 35 system I still have the open-sourced CDE which I installed several years ago and updated recently. It still works, and I like it. I think a lot of people who try CDE nowadays don't know how to customize it. I have all the old CDE documentation from the '90s, which does a good job of showing how... Source: over 2 years ago
  • Showing GUIs from Shell Scripts
    The original graphical shell was written by J. Stephen Pendergrast and documented in the book "Desktop KornShell Graphical Programming," ISBN 0-201-63375-2. This book is hard to find. Pendergrast's shell was included in the CDE standard, directly accesses Motif and X11 primitives, and builds on modern systems. The source code is in this collection: - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Recent post concerning a classic style desktop...
    - CDE which is the original Unix desktop open sourced: Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Not-a-Linux distro review: SerenityOS is a Unix-y love letter to the ‘90s
    > IntelliJ includes a Swing builder Nice to know. I thought they deprecated soon after they added it. > and is itself written with Swing Is there a way to configure it to look like actual Swing[1]? [1] - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • Been having fun with Tru64 on my AlphaServer 1000A 5/400
    Or for those after a less practical option, you could compile actual real CDE for your linux or BSD box - it was released under the LGPLv2 a few years back: Source: about 3 years ago

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