Visual User Environment

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For other uses, see Vue (disambiguation).
Visual User Environment
Hpvue.gif
VUE on HP-UX
Developer(s) Hewlett Packard
Operating system Domain/OS, HP-UX
Type Desktop environment
License Proprietary
Website docs.hp.com/en/A2615-90003/ch02.html (Offline)

Visual User Environment (VUE or HP-VUE) was Hewlett-Packard's Desktop environment for the X Window System, intended for use on Unix workstations. VUE is based on the Motif widget toolkit.

VUE was a precursor to Common Desktop Environment (CDE), which was also based on Motif.

History[edit]

HP 9000 model 425 running the login manager for VUE
HP 9000 model 425 running VUE on HP-UX 9

Work began on VUE in 1988 at Apollo Computer for use with Domain/OS, as an alternative to Apollo's standard DM and wmgr.

Shortly later, HP acquired Apollo, where they released the first version of VUE for Domain/OS, and then went on to modify VUE for use with HP-UX.

  • VUE 1.0 - Released with Domain/OS SR10.4
  • VUE 1.1
  • VUE 2.0 - Released for HP-UX
  • VUE 2.0.1
  • VUE 3.0 - Released with HP-UX 9.0 in 1992

According to an article published in the Hewlett-Packard Journal, the look and feel of HP-VUE was used when developing the Common Desktop Environment (CDE):[1]

HP is one of four sponsor companies that contributed key technologies and helped to develop CDE (Common Desktop Environment). CDE's consistent look and feel is based on HP's proven and accepted HP VUE technology.

After its release, HP endorsed CDE as the new standard desktop for Unix, and provided documentation and software for migrating VUE customizations to CDE.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molly Joy (August 1996). "Migrating HP VUE Desktop Customizations to CDE". Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  2. ^ Molly Joy (August 1996). "Migrating HP VUE Desktop Customizations to CDE". Retrieved 2014-08-19. 

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