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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Metrolink MOTIF
- From: deem@xxxxxxx (W.D.McKinney)
- Date: 27 Dec 1997 08:29:20 +0100
- Message-id: <682aog$inb$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Michael Perry <mperry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am considering purchasing MetroLink Motif from the SuSE web site and would
> like to know a little bit more about what I can expect running Motif. I now
> use a variety of applications like applix, the GIMP, xfig, plan, etc. These
> will continue to work under Motif, right? Motif, I gather, changes the window
> dressing a bit and offers some programming functionality?
> I understand that Motif also offers a lot of desktop functionality including
> multiple desktops, etc.
> Could someone comment on what I would see as an end user if I purchase Motif?
> Does someone have a screen capture of their desktop running Motif they could
> share with me?
> Many thanks.
OK...to sort some things out here...Motif is a set of library files.
The included window manager with most all copies of Motif for Linux
is MWM, or the Motif window manager. Usually some other demos are
included as well. Also, there is a difference in cost of some packages
due to the "runtime" version vs. the "Developers" version.
Runtime has the needed library files but not the needed extras
to owrk on developing motif based apps. Yet many companies
sell only the devleopers version, thus keeping a standard cost to
You can load the Motif libraries and not run MWM if you want, and I
have to assume that is the way most users who buy Motif do.
I have it loaded and running S.u.S.E. 5.1 and I am running susewm
so as to have the great desktops that come with this version.
And I can compile any src files that need motif.
I prefer to have motif due to the superior widgets and the
look and feel. There is an extreme amount of work though based on
other libraries now and Motif (See <A HREF="http://www.motifzone.com/"><A HREF="http://www.motifzone.com/</A">http://www.motifzone.com/</A</A>> ),
is lookin good. Yet look at KDE wchich is not Motif based.
Hope this gets you started. MetroLink's Motif is probably a good copy.
And all your apps should work just fine after loading Motif, mine always due.
Regards & Happy Holidays
W.D.McKinney (Dee) -=- deem@xxxxxxx
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