Common Desktop Environment

Category: User Interface [XD]

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. This Product Standard includes the following Product Standards: X Window System Application Interface V2, Motif Toolkit, and Calendaring and Scheduling.

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Referenced Documents:

XCDE Calendaring and Scheduling API (XCS)

X Window System Protocol

X Window System File Formats & Appln Conventions

Window Management (X11R5): Xlib - C Language Binding

Window Management (X11R5): X Window System Protocol

Window Management (X11R5): X Toolkit Intrinsics

Window Management (X11R5): File Formats & Application Conventions

Motif Toolkit API

Conformance Statement Questionnaires:

CSQ for Common Desktop Environment Product Standard

CSQ for Window System Application Interface V2 Product Standard

CSQ for Motif Toolkit Product Standard

CSQ for X Window System Display Product Standard

CSQ for Calendering and Scheduling API Product Standard

Test Suites:

VSW5 , and VSM4

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