If I will be able to install and use CDE on my linux machines, it will be the best Christmas present ever. I am sick and tired of the windowism-infested window managers that Linux offers today.
Doesn't recognize PAM at all on RHEL 6. Authenticates only with local accounts. Not a win for the enterprise community. Had to hack through to get it to compile as well.
It has been a long time since I used CDE! I would very much like to see an active project spring up. To be honest I think this old dog has some tricks left up it's sleeves that could prove useful with some TLC. CDE may look Odd... but it is one seriously SANE desktop. In an age were insanity seems to be running amok, this could be refreshing.
This is great news for us that love those retro desktops as a nice change from those bling-y desktops such as KDE and GNOME. Definitely will be installing this on my Debian Sid system to play with :)
It's down to do business, no wobbly windows here.
for users of window managers like Fluxbox or LXDE, this is never too little or too late - i'm really curious how soon people will create a .deb binary package of it! :)
Too little, too late. Now we have awesome desktops like KDE Plasma so there is not much use for CDE. Except for some history exploration :)