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#1 2012-10-26 17:27:26

init0
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Registered: 2011-04-12
Posts: 33

Make openmotif the standard Motif library

Hello world!
I would like to suggest to replace lesstif by openmotif.
Openmotif is now under LGPL and (unlike lesstif) _alive_.

Furthermore lesstif programs are broken under Gnome3/mutter.
Problem:
    * Run any program using lesstif under Gnome3/mutter (e.g. DDD)
    * Click "File"
    * Click "Edit"
    * Result: "File" menu will not close and "Edit" menu items are displayed at
              the wrong place.
    * Programs using openmotif having proper menu behaviour
   
I successfully built and tested the current Arch packages of DDD, xpdf & nedit
by using openmotif 2.3.4 from community (other pkgs were not tested).

Currently the following packages require lesstif:
    ddd, fbida, freewrl, grace, nedit, vtk, xlockmore, xpdf

Any chance the switch might happen?

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#2 2012-10-26 17:29:30

karol
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Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

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#3 2012-10-26 17:29:54

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

Post a feature request in the bugtracker.

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#4 2012-10-26 17:40:51

init0
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Registered: 2011-04-12
Posts: 33

Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

Sorry, I'm not on that mailing list. Can someone hint Sergej Pupykin that at least one user is in favor of this move! smile
Filing a bug on the bugtracker shouldn't be a problem for me.

Thanks

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#5 2012-10-26 17:50:58

karol
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Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

init0 wrote:

Sorry, I'm not on that mailing list. Can someone hint Sergej Pupykin that at least one user is in favor of this move! smile

Done: https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 20715.html

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#6 2012-10-26 17:55:54

init0
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Posts: 33

Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

karol wrote:
init0 wrote:

Sorry, I'm not on that mailing list. Can someone hint Sergej Pupykin that at least one user is in favor of this move! smile

Done: https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail … 20715.html

Thanks!

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#7 2012-10-27 00:01:34

dolby
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Registered: 2006-08-08
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Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

I would be in favour of having 0 implementations of motif. In their own words 20 years too late.


There shouldn't be any reason to learn more editor types than emacs or vi -- mg (1)
[You learn that sarcasm does not often work well in international forums.  That is why we avoid it. -- ewaller (arch linux forum moderator)

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#8 2012-10-27 21:47:51

Jristz
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From: America/Santiago
Registered: 2011-06-11
Posts: 912

Re: Make openmotif the standard Motif library

na I prefer the official now gpl motif

I would be in favour of having 0 implementations of motif. In their own words 20 years too late.

having these packages not hurt and if any want maintain in community I give all my bits fot it, if a 20 year old continue building w no error in any destop (like openmotif now under gnome3), maintain in in community not hurt, specially for those nostalgics

in resume, here another +1


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