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Re: openmotif to be removed from Fedora October 2, 2006




Rex Dieter wrote:
> -------------------
> For reference, a copy of this posting as well as any updates on this
> topic are available at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RexDieter/openmotif
> -------------------
> 
> Per discussion on the Fedora Advisory Board mailing list, openmotif
> currently does not meet Fedora's licensing requirements.  The openmotif
> developers have been contacted, but it appears openmotif's licensing
> will not be changing soon.
> 
> The hard decision has been made that openmotif will be removed from
> Fedora and the current plan is to make this happen by October 2, 2006,
> the final development freeze for Fedora Core 6.
> 
> Currently, the following packages in Core and Extras contain runtime or
> build time dependencies on openmotif:
>  * cmucl
>  * ddd
>  * geomview
>  * gpsd
>  * grace
>  * Inventor
>  * mesa-libGLw
>  * nedit
>  * xlockmore
>  * xpdf
> 
> Maintainers need to update their packages to use another motif
> implementation, lesstif (in Extras). It is not 100% ABI-compatible (and
> provides a different shared library soname), but all that should be
> required for most motif-dependent applications is changing
> 
> BuildRequires: openmotif-devel
> to
> BuildRequires: lesstif-devel
> 
> and rebuilding/recompiling.
> 

since lesstif is in extras does this mean that all those packages will
be moving to extras?

Regards,

Hans


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