[OpenIndiana-discuss] OpenCDE in OpenIndiana
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Thu Sep 15 08:33:29 UTC 2011
I can't find the conversation now, but I remember being told that the
openCDE relied on OpenMotif which is incompatible with the X sources
that we use ... and possibly with the licenses ...
On 15 September 2011 05:28, Philip J. Robar <philip.robar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2011, at 9:57 PM, L'oiseau de mer wrote:
>> Since OpenGroup's CDE was removed [from] OpenSolaris, the desktop
>> [choices are now significantly reduced]. And some people [do] not like
>> Gnome, so...... [Can/will] OI add OpenCDE as [an alternative] to Gnome?
> Wow, I guess I can understand someone not liking Gnome, but wanting to use CDE/Motif—the UI designed by people who said, “Hmm, most UNIX UI’s aren’t as ugly and clumsy as they could be. I know that I can make something that’s a lot worse.”—instead? That’s something that I just can’t wrap my head around.
> Apple’s OS X (and NeXTStep before it) has clearly shown that an excellent UI can be put on top of UNIX™ in a way that gives you the best of both worlds. Gnome and KDE are a distant second and third (in no particular order) in comparison and OpenLook comes in at a barely visible forth place. But, CDE? That nag should be put out to pasture and the person(s) who designed the desktop backgrounds should be taken out and shot.
> (I still remember how excited I was when Sun licensed OpenStep and how crushed I was when the decision was made to transition to CDE instead of it.)
> Formerly, Sun Windows Group
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