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Motif relicensed

Motif relicensed

Posted Oct 25, 2012 19:48 UTC (Thu) by jl2 (guest, #87456)
Parent article: Motif relicensed

Important because CDE has been open sourced, and Motif and CDE are joined at the hip. Remember XFCE was originally inspired by CDE, and that was a great desktop. Mofif and Lesstif are not compatible.


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CDE and Motif

Posted Oct 25, 2012 21:55 UTC (Thu) by kmself (guest, #11565) [Link]

Meh ... I found CDE (and its "enterprise" successor VUE) to be really clunky.

mwm, for its time, was a nice window manager. Largely similar in capabilities to fvwm2 today, though mwm had the ability to separately specify window border color properties that, to the best of my knowledge, fvwm couldn't. Something I used at the time to subtly indicate active vs. inactive windows.

Really, none of which matters to me in the least.

Today's news is an interesting footnote, and may assist a few projects, but other than proving the point of the value and obviousness of Free Software licensing over propriety alternatives, won't have much impact. My prediction.

CDE and Motif

Posted Oct 28, 2012 17:24 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Doesn't "enterprise" *mean* "clunky", or "clunky and expensive"? I always thought it was a euphemism...

CDE and Motif

Posted Nov 1, 2012 16:33 UTC (Thu) by jtc (guest, #6246) [Link]

"Meh ... I found CDE (and its "enterprise" successor VUE) to be really clunky."

Well... - that's because they are really clunky; not opinion, just objective reality.

Motif relicensed

Posted Oct 27, 2012 14:41 UTC (Sat) by butlerm (guest, #13312) [Link]

>Motif and Lesstif are not compatible.

Since when? I thought the entire point of Lesstif was to be as compatible as humanly possible. The shared library names it provides are identical. The ABI it provides is either identical or really close.

I used to run commercial Motif dependent software with reasonable success with Lesstif substituted instead. That is a pretty high bar for compatibility.

Motif relicensed

Posted Nov 2, 2012 0:16 UTC (Fri) by lacos (subscriber, #70616) [Link]

all the lesstifs that I had encountered in distributions failed to work with dead keys. (Ie. when you put

<dead_tilde> <O> : "\325" Odoubleacute

in your ~/.XCompose, and then expect '~' followed by an 'O' to produce 'Ő'.)

This works with OpenMotif-2.1.32 (in NEdit for example), but no lesstif I've seen can do it.


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