The Need for Motif
I need some clarification.
Sorry if it looks a bit long but I try to be clear and that takes extra words.
Sun is doing good, ithink, but this ''must use Motif 2.1'' for Linux build has my head spinning just a little.
First, AFAIK, nobody in the OSS/GPL community uses Commercial Motif. Commercial Motif is bad(license), :).
Either lesstif or openmotif is used. Sometimes both depending on application.
openmotif has Open Group Public License.
lesstif is LGPL license.
Will JDK build properly with openmotif?
openmotif 2.1? or 2.2? or 2.3?
Which, if any will work?
(*) Using openmotif-2.1 presents some issues(6+ years of issues...) but I will defer until (1a) is answered.
How about building properly with lesstif?
The lesstif devel more or less stopped(POV) at motif 2.1 compatibility so I was thinking that maybe it would work. I know what they(lesstif) say but after 6+ years I also know what they have done. I greatly appreciate the efforts but, no, lesstif is not a Motif 2.2 compatible program, or even a full 2.1-compat for that matter.
openmotif 2.3 is a parallel dev of openmotif to extend it(their words; I'd call it a fork ).
MotifZone(part of ICS) lists Sun as a Commercial Motif user. I would like to know if that use also included unprivileged feedback for coding so that openmotif-2.3 can be used to build JDK-OSS-GPL.
I.e., will HotSpot build with openmotif 2.3 on a Linux 2.6.17 or greater box(all other req's being met of course)?
(3a) If not, is Sun able to do that?
(3b) -or at least can Sun provide developers with knowledge of what needs to be done to make 2.3 usable for Sun Java build and what is expected timeline for that?
( OpenMotif 2.3 project brings some nice widgets to the code. )
I have built part of the JDK-OSS and would like to finish a proof of concept build.
I am, if you cannot tell, pretty frigging ecstatic about Java-OSS_GPL and am promoting it. The very best promotion is to get a good quality build into a distro so that end-users can use it and become ecstatic too, IMHO. ...Okay, so almost no 'user' will be ecstatic but you know what I mean, right?
Thanks very much for any assistance here!