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  Common Desktop Environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is a proprietary desktop environment for UNIX, based on the Motif widget toolkit.
CDE was jointly developed by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell and Sun Microsystems in The Open Group.
Until about 2000, CDE was considered the de facto standard for UNIX desktops, but at that time, free software desktop environments such as KDE and GNOME were quickly becoming mature, and became almost universal on the Linux platform, which already had a larger user base than most commercial Unixes in total.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_Desktop_Environment   (239 words)

 Open Group Desktop Technologies Frequently Asked Questions
CDE is designed to scale across a range of client/server platforms, supports small workgroups to large enterprises, and supports simple text and data as well as advanced collaborative multimedia applications.
Is the Motif portion of CDE 1.0.10 a superset of Motif 1.2.5 or equivalent to it?
CDE 1.0.10 is based on Motif 1.2.5, which has had on the order of 10 bug fixes made to it.
www.opengroup.org /desktop/faq   (2652 words)

 Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
I've been using CDE for a few months, and it is the first out of the box window environment that I find useful.
CDE has a style manager that allows a user to easily customize their environment.
CDE also can be setup to save applications upon exiting and then restart them the next time.
ptolemy.eecs.berkeley.edu /~cxh/cde.html   (1234 words)

 Common Desktop Environment FAQ
Since, CDE is joint venture between several UNIX vendors, this document may not contain the latest or most accurate information on all platforms and versions at all times.
The CDE front-panel is part of the window manager and it is NOT possible to have 2 front-panels.
On a CDE host, the simplest way to ensure any X terminal has access to CDE-specific -dt-interface-* fonts is to serve these aliased fonts-up to using the standard xfs font server daemon.
www.math.unizh.ch /locinfo/cde.html   (6260 words)

 Common Desktop Environment: Product Glossary
CDE Certification Checklist: A discontiguous, mouse-based selection toggling technique in which the selection state of the elements in a range is toggled to the inverse of the initial state of the anchor element.
CDE Style Guide: Common Dialogs: Windows that allow users to selectively display advanced or application-specific functionality in a separate portion of the window that is normally not visible when the window is initially displayed.
CDE Certification Checklist: A discontiguous, mouse-based selection toggling technique in which the selection state of each element in the range is toggled.
www.cs.arizona.edu /computer.help/policy/DIGITAL_unix/Glossary/glossary_2.html   (18865 words)

 Common Desktop Environment: Programmer's Overview
The area covered by the Common Desktop Environment is broad, but the layering in the system is not as rigorous as that of Motif, Xt, and Xlib.
Desktop management--Provides components that negotiate the visual relationships between entities on the desktop.
The physical metaphor associated with the Common Desktop Environment is loosely one of a user sitting in a chair surrounded by a bank of desks (workspaces).
docsun.cites.uiuc.edu /sun_docs/C/solaris_9/SUNWdtad/CDEPO/p5.html   (1835 words)

 Common Desktop Environment
CDE for Solaris also provides comprehensive resources enabling desktop users, system administrators, and programmers to work together in a heterogeneous computing environment.
Because CDE is a joint effort supported by many industry leaders, users are assured of a common user interface on all systems that support CDE.
CDE for Solaris is compatible with industry standards such as Motif, X11, MIME, and XAPIA.
www.sun.com /software/solaris/cde/datasheet.xml   (549 words)

 Common Desktop Environment (CDE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is an environment for interacting with your workstation.
CDE will not come up when the mouse is not connected to the system.
Itanium-based CDE shared libraries are not available to customers who want to port their applications to Itanium.
docs.hp.com /en/5990-6737/ch11s03.html   (753 words)

 The Common Desktop Environment
CDE supports the running of applications from a file manager, from an application manager and from the front panel.
The overall model of the CDE session is intended to allow a straightforward integration for virtually all types of applications.
After the initial task of integrating applications so that they fit within session management, further integration can be done to increase their overall common look-and-feel  with the rest of the desktop and to take advantage of the full range of CDE functionality.
www.cs.cf.ac.uk /Dave/C/node2.html   (2125 words)

 Common Desktop Environment: Programmer's Overview
It introduces levels of integration, which are the guidelines for determining the desktop functionality to incorporate into your application to make it increasingly integrated with the desktop.
The Common Desktop Environment uses naming conventions similar to those used by X and Motif.
If a Common Desktop Environment interface is documented in the man pages or the Common Desktop Environment documentation set, you can assume that the interface is public unless otherwise stated.
h30097.www3.hp.com /docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V40F_HTML/PROG_OVW/DOCU_002.HTM   (762 words)

 Customizing the Common Desktop Environment on ITS Unix Systems
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is an X Window environment that provides a consistent look and feel across multiple Unix platforms.
CDE is the default X Window environment on ITS Unix systems (see Using the X Window System on ITS Unix Systems).
Most CDE customizations are best done with CDE tools; other adjustments are made by editing configuration files.
www.utexas.edu /cc/docs/unix26.html   (1517 words)

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Common Desktop Environment technologies discussed thus far have been directly involved with putting a GUI onto the screen.
Associated with every desktop type is an extensible set of attributes, including icon name, name template pattern, list of actions suitable for presentation to a user, equivalent type names for other type spaces (for example, MIME type), and a textual description of this type.
The Common Desktop Environment type space is defined by the X/Open Common Desktop Environment standard and exists primarily to support desktop-oriented activities such as icon display and action association.
docs.sun.com /source/805-3912/805-3912.xml   (8799 words)

 CDE (Common Desktop Environment) (Linktionary term)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The CDE is a graphical user interface for UNIX environments that was developed as a cooperative effort by members of The Open Group.
CDE provides a user interface for UNIX systems that could be compared to the Microsoft Windows user interface.
CDE supports end users, developers, and administrators with a consistent and customizable interface.
www.linktionary.com /c/cde.html   (324 words)

 Four Vulnerabilities in the Common Desktop Environment
CERT® Advisory CA-99-11 Four Vulnerabilities in the Common Desktop Environment Original release date: September 13, 1999 Last revised: October 04, 1999 Updated vendor information for Sun Microsystems, Inc. Source: CERT/CC A complete revision history is at the end of this file.
Vulnerability #3: CDE dtaction buffer overflow The dtaction utility allows applications or shell scripts that otherwise are not connected into the CDE development environment, to request that CDE actions be performed.
Vulnerability #3: CDE dtaction buffer overflow A local user may be able to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
www.securityfocus.com /advisories/1743   (1610 words)

 Desktop Technologies -- CDE
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is an integrated graphical user interface for open systems desktop computing.
It delivers a single, standard graphical interface for the management of data and files (the graphical desktop) and applications.
CDE's primary benefits -- deriving from ease-of-use, consistency, configurability, portability, distributed design, and protection of investment in today's applications -- make open systems desktop computers as easy to use as PCs, but with the added power of local and network resources available at the click of a mouse.
www.opengroup.org /cde   (112 words)

 CERT Advisory CA-1999-11 Four Vulnerabilities in the Common Desktop Environment
When messages are received, ttsession uses certain environment variables supplied by the client to determine how the message is handled.
The ttsession daemon is started whenever a user logs in using the CDE desktop, or upon interaction with CDE at some future point.
SGI acknowledges the CDE vulnerabilities reported and is currently investigating.
www.cert.org /advisories/CA-1999-11.html   (1483 words)

 Using the Common Desktop Environment on the Solaris platforms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Using the Common Desktop Environment on the Solaris platforms.
The ECE department is using the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) on the Solaris platforms as the default user interface when logging into the X Terminals.
CDE is a window manager, a program that governs the display of windows on your screen.
www.csee.ogi.edu /cfst/ece/help/CDE.html   (1002 words)

 Fonts for the Common Desktop Environment (or: How To Alias Your Fonts) LG #88
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) has been around for as long as some of those who will be reading this article.
The early versions of KDE appear to have been based on CDE, and the more recent releases of XFce have a look-and-feel which is very similar to that of CDE.
One of the most-used CDE applications is probably its desktop terminal 'dtterm' which was based on 'xterm' with some extra menu-bar capabilities; its look is not unlike that of 'gnome-terminal'.
www.linuxgazette.com /issue88/jenkins.html   (956 words)

 Common Desktop Environment (CDE)
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) for the Solaris Operating Environment provides workstation users with powerful client/server computing resources through an industry standard, easy to use interface.
CDE provides users with customizable workspaces, graphical system monitoring, and enhanced productivity tools.
CDE is included with the Solaris Operating Environment.
www.sun.com /software/solaris/cde/index.xml   (187 words)

 Four Vulnerabilities in the Common Desktop Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A local or remote attacker may manipulate certain environment variables (which are used by ttsession to determine how client messages are handled) to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the running ttsession.
3.2 CDE dtspcd relies on file-system based authentication The CDE desktop subprocess control program (dtspcd) is a network daemon that accepts requests from clients to execute commands and launch applications remotely.
3.3 CDE dtaction buffer overflow The dtaction utility allows applications or shell scripts, which are otherwise not connected into the CDE user environment, to request CDE actions be performed.
www.ciac.org /ciac/bulletins/k-001.shtml   (2874 words)

 SecurityTracker.com Archives - Common Desktop Environment (CDE) DtSvc Library Buffer Overflow May Let Local Users ...
It is reported that a buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) libDtSvc.a library.
The vulnerability can be triggered when a local user passes a specially coded string to any of the "dt" commands (e.g., dtprintinfo, dtterm) using the "-session" option.
The vulnerability is invoked when a user passes a properly coded string to any of the "dt" commands (e.g., dtprintinfo and dtterm) using the "-session" option.
www.securitytracker.com /alerts/2001/Oct/1002656.html   (1541 words)

CDE libDtHelp and dtlogin vulnerabilities on IRIX Aug 03 2004 08:36PM
Environment (CDE) which can be used to obtain root user privileges:
CDE is an optional product and is not installed by default.
www.securityfocus.com /archive/1/370783   (600 words)

 Amazon.com: Configuring CDE: The Common Desktop Environment: Books: Charles V. Fernandez,Hewlett-Packard Professional ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Now that Sun, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and SCO have all agreed to use HP VUE as their desktop, there is great interest in techniques for customizing HP VUE.
Your single source for all the information you need to configure CDE environments that are easy, consistent, intuitive and attractive.
This book is largely geared toward the WIMP (window, icon, mouse, pointer) tools for configuring CDE, as well as a somewhat useful section on actually extending the environment.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131027247?v=glance   (972 words)

 US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#172583
CDE is an integrated graphical user interface that runs on Unix and Linux operating systems.
The buffer overflow can be exploited by a specially crafted CDE client request.
Although the buffer overflow occurs in a shared library, the CERT/CC is not aware of any other CDE applications that use the vulnerable function.
www.kb.cert.org /vuls/id/172583   (310 words)

 HP-UX CDE Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Specifically, I will detail the configuration files and locations on a HP-UX 10.10 system, but, as the name implies, this information should be Common to any platform that has CDE on it.
I was sent a great CDE basics Web page by Bill Dyer.
One strange thing about CDE is that it won't let you run anything other than its own window manager.
hp.cso.uiuc.edu /docs/cde.html   (464 words)

 Product Standard
This Product Standard defines the X/Open Common Desktop Environment, a common graphical user interface environment for use on systems supporting the X Window System.
It defines a standard set of functional capabilities and supporting infrastructure, and the associated standard application programming interfaces, command line actions, data interchange formats and protocols, that must be supported by a conformant system.
It provides standard forms of the facilities normally found in a graphical user interface environment, including windowing and window management, session management, file management, electronic mail, text editing, calendar and appointments management, calculator, application building and integration services, print job services, and a help service.
www.opengroup.org /openbrand/register/xdm4.htm   (227 words)

 AnswerBook2: Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide
offer a way to accomplish desktop tasks such as moving and selecting windows and controls, choosing menus, and navigating in workspaces without the use of your mouse.
The Alt key is the same as the Extend char key on some keyboards.
For more information on the Window Behavior setting, refer to Chapter 7, Customizing the Desktop Environment.
www.atmos.washington.edu /~ovens/cde_keyboard_shortcuts.html   (1532 words)

 O-129: Common Desktop Environment (CDE) dtlogin XDMCP parser Vulnerability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
O-129: Common Desktop Environment (CDE) dtlogin XDMCP parser Vulnerability
The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is an integrated graphical user interface that runs on UNIX and Linux operating systems.
Description The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is an integrated graphical user interface that runs on UNIX and Linux operating systems.
www.ciac.org /ciac/bulletins/o-129.shtml   (598 words)

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