[lsb-discuss] Motif and LSB

Janina Sajka janina at freestandards.org
Thu Nov 16 12:46:51 PST 2006


Alan writes:
> > Of course, the larger issue is how prevalent this will be as we go
> > out and talk to ISVs, particularly those coming from the Unix world.
> > If the use of Motif is still widespread, and ISVs generally have no
> > interest in moving to Gtk and Qt (as Adobe, Real, and others
> > we are working with have done), then we need to find a good solution
> > for the Motif issue. Naturally, we'll have to weigh this
> > with the other urgent matters that we're currently dealing with too. :-)
> > 
> > Any thoughts on what to do here?
> 
> One thing to note is the status of accessibility and accessibility
> legislation. That puts right and proper pressure on vendors to ship
> accessible software.
> 
Unfortunately, there's no accessibility support in Motif. Someone else
needs to weigh in on how difficult it might be to add a11y support, but
I suspect it wouldn't be trivial.


Janina

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