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|Contributing to CDE|
Before you compile, please check the status of your distribution/platform. It will save you a lot of hassle.
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.
CDE currently works on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD operating systems. An experimental port for Illuminos is also underway.
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;