CDE and Motif
Posted Oct 25, 2012 21:55 UTC (Thu) by kmself (guest, #11565)
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.
Posted Oct 28, 2012 17:24 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Nov 1, 2012 16:33 UTC (Thu) by jtc (guest, #6246)
Well... - that's because they are really clunky; not opinion, just objective reality.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 14:41 UTC (Sat) by butlerm (guest, #13312)
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.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 0:16 UTC (Fri) by lacos (subscriber, #70616)
<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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