[lsb-discuss] Thinking about future LSB features

Theodore Tso tytso at mit.edu
Wed Feb 18 08:26:51 PST 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 03:52:50PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Oh, well. So much for that idea. Is there any other obvious way
> > to overcome the objections about Motif not being free enough? 
> Yes - stop trying to standardise Motif through LSB. Just produce a spec
> amongst those folks still using Motif for the location/form/naming of the
> Motif package so you can all use the same shared library image.

Well, Motif needs various non-LSB libraries.  Of course it's possible
to statically link all Motif plus all over the various libraries it
needs, but historically people have complained about how big the
resulting binary gets.

I'm not sure that concern is still a valid one, since so memory has
gotten cheaper and people are willing to embrace Java-based
applications.  (Compared to a Java application, even a statically
linked app should seem positively svelte.  :-)

						- Ted

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