The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) 1.3 release contains a set of tools that supplement the CDE 1.2 functionality. It provides simplified end-user access, improved local system administration, and enhanced productivity capabilities. The new tools include:
Organization and customization of the desktop environment
File Finder, which enables you to easily search for files using specified criteria
Reorganized, customizable, graphical Front Panel and Workspace menu
Per-screen Front Panel for multiple monitor configurations
Improved local system administration
Process Manager, which displays information about system processes
Perfmeter, which displays system performance graphically
System Info, which displays information about your workstation
Address Manager, which enables you to create and search for electronic addresses
Text and voice notes
CDE applications support Complex Text Layout (CTL) locales.
Solaris 7 software supports Motif 2.1, which includes five new Motif widgets and is MT-safe. Motif 2.1 supports ISO standard Complex Text Language locales in which a single binary developed on the Solaris 7 operating environment provides advanced and standard support for Hebrew, Arabic, and Thai customers.
The five new Motif widgets include the following:
XmNotebook, a full featured widget, provides functionality similar to a notebook or "tab" widget
XmContainer is a full featured GUI icon "tree" display widget
XmSpinBox is a user control to increase and decrease a numerical text field.
XmComboBox is a combination of a text field and a list widget. It provides a popup list of valid choices which automatically puts the selection into the text field.
XmScale widget has changed to provide a new vertical display