[lsb-discuss] Motif and LSB

Dallman, John jgd at ugs.com
Fri Nov 17 03:16:02 PST 2006


Jiri Dluhos <jdluhos at suse.cz> wrote:

> The Motif API is also not exactly the state-of-the art.

Indeed, but it is very available on UNIX platforms. Are 
Qt and Gtk normally available on Solaris, AIX or HP-UX? 
Sure, they can be built and installed - but that's a barrier
at least as large as bundling Motif with an app. 

If Linux "requires" the use of a GUI toolkit that isn't
commonly available on other platforms, that significantly 
increases the difficulty of making applications portable 
across them and Linux. 

Now, you may not care about that, but we do, a lot. 

-- 
John Dallman, Parasolid Porting Engineer, +44-1223-371554 




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