Package Details: nscde 2.3-1

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Package Base: nscde
Description: Not so Common Desktop Environment - modern and functional CDE desktop based on FVWM
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: seifferth
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: dbermond
Votes: 7
Popularity: 1.00
First Submitted: 2021-10-12 13:12 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-06-17 20:50 (UTC)

Latest Comments

turbowafflz commented on 2023-09-07 21:46 (UTC)

python-pyqt5 should probably be added as a dependency since it's required for generating the color schemes for gtk integration.

A.J commented on 2023-06-19 04:23 (UTC)

not building with the following error :

configure: error: Cannot find -lX11 library

seifferth commented on 2022-07-25 18:46 (UTC)

DJQmUKV: Well, there's also nscde-git. Building that should give you the latest version of nscde as well (unless the build instructions changed). Also, if the build instructions did not change, updating this PKGBUILD should be as simple as just changing the pkgver string.

You might want to give it a try by downloading the PKGBUILD, changing pkgver and running makepkg. The hardest thing about maintaining packages is to try out new versions anyway ;)

DJQmUKV commented on 2022-07-25 18:03 (UTC)

Reply to seifferth:

Oops. I'm not NSCDE user either, I'm just having a little interest on it when I was surfing on some Linux related subreddit, then I found it on AUR and it's outdated... So I just flagged out-of-date and waiting for a update so I can try NSCDE. I afraid I cannot handling package maintenance job, and I hope someone will take over this package soon.


seifferth commented on 2022-07-25 07:59 (UTC)


thanks for notifying me about the new release. I don't use NSCDE at the moment, which makes it harder to verify that the new version works with a simple version bump (and to check whether any further adjustments to the PKGBUILD are needed). Maybe you would like to take over maintenance of the package? In any case, I'll orphan the nscde and nscde-git packages hoping that an active NSCDE user might take over.



seifferth commented on 2022-01-14 20:48 (UTC) (edited on 2022-01-14 20:48 (UTC) by seifferth)

I believe this is what the provides array is meant for. If you have a look at the fvwm3-git package in the AUR, there's


which basically says that fvwm3-git can be used as a substitute for the plain fvwm package. Apparently those lines are missing from the fvwm3 package (the fvwm3 and fvwm3-git packages are indeed rather more dissimilar than I would have expected). Adding provides should solve the issue, but needs to be taken to the fvwm3 AUR page. Would you like to ask the fvwm3 maintainer to add the lines mentioned above?

moh commented on 2022-01-14 00:38 (UTC)

Looks like the latest PKGBUILD change breaks the fvmm dependency, previous version of the PKGBUILD had fvwm3 as a dep, this version has fvwm. Since either are valid, is there a way to change it so both packages satisfy the dependency?

seifferth commented on 2021-12-30 11:27 (UTC)

I included the suggestions from I don't use NsCDE as my daily driver, however, so if anyone does and wants to help with or take over the package maintainer role, please drop me a line.