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HP Vue and CDE: Differences Between the Interfaces

CDE is partly based on HP VUE. This would account for some of the similarities between the user interface of the two. However the two are not identical. This document outlines the differences between HP VUE and CDE. The tables that follow are taken from HP CDE Getting Started Guide

Differences

User Differences Between HP VUE and CDE
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| Component | HP VUE | CDE |
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| File Manager | Actions menu contains actions for | Selected menu contains actions for |
| | selected file. | selected file. Tree view |
| | | preference is enhanced. |
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| Style Manager | -- | Screen dialog box provides screen |
| | | savers. |
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| Front Panel | -- | Front Panel can be customized |
| | | using pop-up menus and the |
| | | subpanel's Install Icon control. |
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| Help Manager | Help volume and index for each | Index is global for all help |
| | help application. | volumes. |
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| Application | Personal, General, and Network | Application Manager |
| Container(s) | Toolboxes | |
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| Calendar | Not available | Sets appointments. Calendar |
| | | information can be shared amongst |
| | | multiple users. |
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| Mailer | Default is elm | Graphical mailer dtmail that |
| | | accepts attachments. |
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| Text editor | Default is HP VUE Text Editor | Default is CDE Text Editor (dtpad) |
| | (vuepad) | |
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| Terminal | Default is hpterm. | Default is dtterm |
| emulataor | | |
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| Login Manager | Graphical login screen with login | One text box for name and |
| | options. | password. |
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| Session Manager | Current or home session restored. | Current or home session restored. |
| | VUE-Lite sessions available. | No lite sessions. |
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| Print Manager | Not available. | Displays icon for each local or |
| | | network printer. The icons are |
| | | used to print files and obtain |
| | | printer status. |
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User Differences Between HP VUE and CDE (continued)

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| Component | HP VUE | CDE |
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| File printing | Can print a file by dropping it on | Can print a file by dropping it on |
| | a Front Panel printer control. | a Front Panel Print control or a |
| | | printer icon in Print Manager. |
| | | Drag and drop to printer controls |
| | | always displays a Print dialog |
| | | box. |
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| Trash Can | Lists deleted files | Deleted files are represented as |
| | | icons. You can drag icons from |
| | | File Manager to the Trash Can |
| | | window. |
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| Workspaces | Default number is six. | Default number is four. You can |
| | | add workspaces using a pop-up |
| | | menu. |
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| File Annotater | File Annotater application. | Not available. |
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| Icon creation and | Icon Editor (vueicon). | Icon Editor (dticon). |
| editing. | | |
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| Calculator | Not provided. | CDE Calculator application. |
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System Administration Differences

System Administration Differences Between HP VUE and CDE
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| Component | HP VUE | CDE |
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| Personal | .vueprofile (.profile not | .dtprofile ( .profile not |
| environment | automatically read). | automatically read). |
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| System-wide | /usr/vue/config/Xsession | /usr/dt/config/Xsession.d/* |
| environment | | |
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| Personal | Personal Toolbox | Personal application groups located |
| applications | | on application search path. |
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| System-wide | General Toolbox: | System-wide application groups |
| applications | | located on application search path. |
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| Networked | Network Toolbox | Application groups from CDE |
| applications | | application servers automatically |
| | | added to Application Manager. |
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| Application | Not provided. | dtappintegrate. Allows you to store |
| integration | | desktop configuration files for an |
| tools | | application under one location. |
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| Action | CDE users new syntax and naming convention (*.dt). Files must be on CDE |
| definition | database search path. |
| files | |
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| Filetype | CDE uses new syntax and naming convention (*.dt). Files myst be on CDE |
| (data type) | database search path. |
| definitions | |
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| Create | Creates action definitions. | Creates action and data type |
| Action | | definitions. |
| application | | |
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| Application | For mailer, terminal, editor, and | For editor, terminal, and trash. In |
| preferences | printing. In user-prefs.vf file. | usr-prefs.dt file. |
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| Remote | Uses subprocess control daemon (spcd) | Uses subprocess control daemon |
| application | | (dtspcd) and Tooltalk filename |
| invocation | | database server daemon |
| | | (rpc.ttdbserver). |
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System Administration Differences Between HP VUE and CDE (continued)

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| Component | HP VUE | CDE |
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| Remote | Automatic xhosting. | X mechanism ($HOME/.Xauthority). |
| application | | |
| authoriza- | | |
| tion | | |
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| Inter- | Broadcast Message Server (BMS) | ToolTalk |
| Application | | |
| Messaging | | |
| System | | |
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| Mount points | -- | Assumes /net. Can be changed using |
| | | DTMOUNTPOINT variable. |
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| Remote data | Could use hostname:/path syntax. | Must use file system name (for |
| | | example, /nfs/hostname/path. |
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| Mail infras- | -- | Desktop mailer uses sendmail. |
| tructure | | |
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| Remote | -- | Print Manager uses lp print spooler. |
| printer | | |
| access | | |
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| Front Panel | Definitions in vuewmrc or | New syntax. Uses all files named |
| customiza- | sys.vuewrmc. | *.fp on database search path. |
| tion | | |
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| Icons | Bitmaps and pixmaps in different | Bitmaps and pixmaps in same |
| | directories. Files must be on VUE | directories. Files must be on CDE |
| | icon search path. File Manager uses | icon search path. File manager uses |
| | "large" and "small" icons. | "medium" and "tiny" icons. |
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| Color | Style Manager lists personal and | Style Manager lists personal, |
| palettes | built-in palettes. | system-wide, and built-in palettes. |
| | | Palette colors used differently. |
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| Color usage | Default uses eight color sets for | Default uses four color sets for high |
| | high color displays. | color displays. |
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| Backdrops | Style Manager lists backdrops in one | Style Manager list backdrops in |
| | specified location. | multiple specified locations. |
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| Fonts | -- | CDE generic font names assigned to |
| | | specific vendor fonts. |
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| Application | Changed using xrdb. | Session Manager reads personal and |
| resources | | system-wide resource files. |
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| Terminal | hpterm is a Term0-compatible terminal | dtterm is DEC VT220-compatible |
| customiza- | that uses HP-specific escape | terminals that uses ANSI escape |
| tion | sequences. | sequences. |
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Comparing HP VUE and CDE Configuration Files

General File Locations

The following table summarize the different locations of HP VUE and CDE configuration files. General File Locations
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| Functionality | HP VUE | CDE Location |
| | Location | |
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| Installed | /usr/vue/... | /usr/dt/... |
| (Built-in) | | |
| Files | | |
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| System-wide | /etc/vue/... | /etc/dt/... |
| customizations | | |
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| Personal | /$HOME/.vue/...| /$HOME/.dt/... |
| customizations | | |
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Specific Configuration Files

The following table summarizes the different locations for specific, frequently customized desktop configuration files. Locations of Specific System-Wide Components
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| Functionality| HP VUE Location | CDE Location |
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| Desktop | /usr/vue/bin | /usr/dt/bin |
| application | | |
| binaries | | |
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| Desktop | /usr/vue/app-defaults | /usr/dt/app-defaults |
| application | | |
| app-defaults | | |
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| Login | /usr/vue/config/... | /usr/dt/config/... |
| Manager | | |
| built-in | | |
| files | | |
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| Login | /etc/vue/config/... | /etc/dt/config/... |
| Manager | | |
| system-wide | | |
| customiza- | | |
| tion | | |
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| Login | /usr/vue/config/Xresources | /etc/dt/config/$LANG/Xresources |
| Manager | | |
| resources | | |
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| Session cus- | $HOME/.vueprofile | $HOME/.dtprofile |
| tomization | | |
| script | | |
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| System-wide | /etc/vue/config/Xession | /etc/dt/config/Xsession.d/... |
| customiza- | /etc/vue/config/Xsession.d/... | |
| tion | | |
| scripts | | |
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| Built-in | /usr/vue/config/sys.* | /usr/dt/config/$LANG/sys.* |
| intial | | |
| session | | |
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| System-wide | /etc/vue/config/sys.* | /etc/dt/config/$LANG/sys.* |
| intial | | |
| session | | |
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| Saved | $HOME/.vue/sessions | $HOME/.dt/sessions |
| sessions | | |
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| Display- | $HOME/.vue/display/... | $HOME/.dt/display/... |
| dependent | | |
| sessions | | |
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| Lite | $HOME/.vue/sessions/lite/... | Not available |
| sessions | | |
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| Session | $HOME/.vue/errorlog | $HOME/.dt/errorlog |
| error log | | |
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Locations of Specific System-Wide Components (continued)

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| Functionality| HP VUE Location | CDE Location |
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| Built-in | /usr/vue/icons/... | /usr/dt/appconfig/icons/$LANG |
| Icons | | |
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| System-wide | /etc/vue/icons/... | /etc/dt/appconfig/icons/$LANG |
| icons | | |
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| Personal | $HOME/.vue/icons/... | $HOME/.dt/icons |
| icons | | |
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| Built-in | /usr/vue/types | /usr/dt/appconfig/types/$LANG |
| actions, | | |
| data types | | |
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| System-wide | /usr/vue/config/types | /etc/dt/appconfig/types/$LANG |
| actions, | | |
| data types | | |
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| Personal | $HOME/.vue/types | $HOME/.dt/types |
| actions, | | |
| data types | | |
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| Exported | /etc/vue/config/export | /etc/dt/appconfig/types/$LANG |
| actions, | | (regular system-wide location) |
| data types | | |
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| Application | /etc/vue/types/user-prefs.vf | /usr/dt/appconfig/types/$LANG/user- |
| preferences | | prefs.dt |
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| Application | Not available | /usr/dt/appconfig/appmanager/$LANG |
| groups | | /etc/dt/appconfig/appmanager/$LANG |
| | | $HOME/.dt/appmanager/$LANG |
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| Built-in | /usr/vue/help/$LANG/... | /usr/dt/appconfig/help/$LANG |
| help volume | | |
| files | | |
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| System-wide | -- | /etc/dt/appconfig/help/$LANG |
| help volume | | |
| files | | |
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| Personal | -- | $HOME/.dt/help |
| help volume | | |
| files | | |
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| Built-in | /usr/vue/config/sys.vuewmrc | /usr/dt/appconfig/types/$LANG/dtwm.fp |
| Front Panel | | |
| definition | | |
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| System-wide | /etc/vue/config/sys.vuewmrc | /etc/dt/appconfig/types/$LANG/*.fp |
| Front Panel | | |
| definition | | |
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| Personal | $HOME/.vue/vuewmrc | $HOME/.dt/types/*.fp |
| Front Panel | | |
| definition | | |
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Locations of Specific System-Wide Components (continued)

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| Functionality| HP VUE Location | CDE Location |
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| Built-in | /usr/vue/config/sys.vuewmrc | /usr/dt/config/$LANG/sys.dtwmrc |
| window | | |
| manager con- | | |
| figuration | | |
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| System-wide | /etc/vue/config/sys.vuewmrc | /etc/dt/config/$LANG/sys.dtwmrc |
| window | | |
| manager con- | | |
| figuration | | |
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| Personal | $HOME/.vue/vuewmrc | $HOME/.dt/dtwmrc |
| window | | |
| manager con- | | |
| figuration | | |
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Last modified: 2007/03/20 16:53:36.693000 GMT-4 by Unknown
Created: 2007/03/20 16:53:36.693000 GMT-4 by brian.r.brinegar.1.

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