[lsb-discuss] Motif and LSB

Darren Davis ddavis at novell.com
Thu Nov 16 09:58:19 PST 2006

Though, not looking to drive ISVs to outside solutions and considering 
Motif for LSB may be a good thing, but have you considered using?



Scott Baeder wrote:
> And as another data point that reflects a lot of Johns comments...
>> The distros we take an interest in at present are SUSE 
>> Enterprise and Red Hat Enterprise. Both ship it; SUSES 
>> install it by default, and Red Hat don't. We tell the 
>> customers to install it, and they are, so far, willing 
>> to do so. 
> This is pretty much the rule in the EDA industry as well, and our tools
> fit  a similar profile (i.e. EXPENSIVE, and have been in UNIX for a long
> time, transitioning to Linux due to price/performance)
>>> I'm assuming they'd either statically link or bundle 
>>> the shared object.
> Again, we haven't looked at this either - so far, we just deal with not
> being LSB compliant and limiting "support" to the commercial, enterprise
> systems. Of course, this is a pretty big testing burden, but so far, has
> been the least "un-desirable" alternative.
>> Use of Motif is widespread for UNIX ISVs. ISVs who are selling 
>> software that one might describe as "industrial" rather than 
>> "consumer" tend not be looking to redesign user interfaces 
>> frequently. 
>> I think our user interface folks would see recoding the 
>> user interface for Qt as "overhead" work rather than 
>> "sales-creating" work. Our customers tend to be functionality-
>> orientated; when I talk to Apple, I find it hard to get 
>> over to them just how much the "Oooh! Cool!" factor doesn't 
>> apply. This is largely because CAD software is never used 
>> by "business decision-makers" (aka pointy-haired types). 
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