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Posted Oct 25, 2012 16:46 UTC (Thu) by alexl (subscriber, #19068)
We are looking for help. Our copy/paste code in /lib/Xm-2.1/CutPaste.c needs some serious attention as it is likely the cause of a lot of trouble. Unfortunately the original authors of lesstif have moved on and the current maintainers are not up to the task. If you can help, please contact us via the mailing list: lesstif-discuss - at - lists.sourceforge.net.
Posted Oct 25, 2012 21:37 UTC (Thu) by barryascott (subscriber, #80640)
Posted Oct 25, 2012 22:12 UTC (Thu) by jonquark (subscriber, #45554)
Posted Nov 2, 2012 0:10 UTC (Fri) by lacos (subscriber, #70616)
Dead keys are fully unusable in NEdit (or xpdf, or...) if the app in question was built with lesstif. For some time now I used to build my NEdit against OpenMotif-2.1.32-2_IST, downloaded from <http://www.ist.co.uk/DOWNLOADS/motif_download.html> (source is also available there, under the Open Group license). It works great!
Before I found the page linked above, I had been struggling with OpenMotif 2.2. Unfortunately, it proved extremely unstable, to the point that NEdit was unusable with it, and IIRC NEdit developers explicitly recommended building NEdit with motif 2.1.x.
The IST page linked above speaks about 2.2's experimental nature too. Interestingly, even 2.3 is qualified as such! Hence I'm not holding my breath. This licensing change may allow distros to distribute openmotif-2.3.x, but what I care about is 2.1.x. Distros won't pick it up because of the Open Group license, but (a) 2.1.x works for me, (b) I can look at the source if I want to. Good enough for me in this case.
Posted Oct 26, 2012 0:33 UTC (Fri) by jwoithe (subscriber, #10521)
It's likely that the current version of the environment no longer has this dependency: most of the components had been migrated away from Motif (to Qt I think), but in 2010 there was still one holdout.
Certainly the relevance of Motif today is extremely limited, but there are some corner cases where it is (sadly) still required.
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