Common Desktop Environment

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Common Desktop Environment
The Common Desktop Environment, the classic UNIX desktop

The Common Desktop Environment was created by a collaboration of Sun, HP, IBM, DEC, SCO, Fujitsu and Hitachi. Used on a selection of commercial UNIXs, it is now available as free software for the first time.


version 2.2.0
released on 27 March 2013

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VCS Checkout

git clone git:// cdesktopenv-code




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15 November 2013

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