[lsb-discuss] Motif and LSB

Matt Taggart taggart at carmen.fc.hp.com
Fri Nov 17 04:00:02 PST 2006

"Dallman, John" writes...

> Are Qt and Gtk normally available on Solaris, AIX or HP-UX? 

I know that Gtk/GNOME has been available and supported by the vendor on at 
least Solaris and HP-UX in the past. I'm not sure what the current status 
is. Maybe as a large ISV that Sun/HP/IBM work with you should ask them if 
they support modern toolkits? They probably have little incentive if 
there's no demand.

> Sure, they can be built and installed - but that's a barrier
> at least as large as bundling Motif with an app. 

IMO, from a user perspective, I think putting effort towards providing 
modern toolkits on aix/hpux/solaris is a better use of time than providing 
motif on linux. Ideally aix/hpux/solaris would support the LSB (at least at 
the API level if not the ABI level). The LSB standard is organized in a 
modular fashion so it would be pretty easy for them to cherry-pick just the 
things they wanted if they didn't want to go for full support. (even just 
following the FHS would be an easy first start)

Matt Taggart        Open Source & Linux Organization R&D
taggart at fc.hp.com   Hewlett-Packard

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