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CDE - The Common Desktop Environment is X Windows desktop environment that was commonly used on commercial UNIX variants such as Sun Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX. Developed between 1993 and 1999, it has now been released under an Open Source licence by The Open Group.
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CDE for Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD currently Alpha Quality
CDE for other platforms is unknown/untested
The release of CDE released here represents the source code state in 1999, things have moved on in the UNIX world and it's likely for all platforms some effort will be needed to port, for Linux an experimental port is under way, see Linux Build. There is also an ongoing effort to support FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
In 1999 the reference platforms on which CDE was built were;
|Digital||AlphaStation 200||Digital UNIX V4.0|
|Fujitsu||DS/90 7000||UXP/DS V20L10|
|Novell||Intel 486/Pentium||UnixWare 2.02|
There are many ways to get involved, but it should be made clear that at the moment there are no pre-compiled binaries available for systems so at the moment all will have to be confident enough to compile from source.
In particular please get in touch if you're interested in the following;
You can get in touch with us in the following ways;
|We are currently requesting that all contributions to the project are licenced under the MIT licence. Find out why?|
CDE has had quite a few known security vulnerabilities in it, and it is likely that several more unknown ones still exist.
The following advisories have no traced resolution in this release;