[OpenIndiana-discuss] OpenCDE in OpenIndiana
Tak Pui Lou
tplou at lbl.gov
Fri Sep 23 05:30:19 UTC 2011
If we can agree on that OS X has a nice UI, perhaps we should consider Étoilé <http://etoile-project.org> for OI especially when we want clang as the future system compiler. Although I still want to see open64 on OI as pathscale may have OpenCL support in their future product with Nouveau driver. Another reason for open64 is Fortran.
On Sep 14, 2011, at 9:28 PM, Philip J. Robar 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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