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



On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 10:56 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
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> For reference, a copy of this posting as well as any updates on this
> topic are available at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RexDieter/openmotif
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> 
> 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.
...
> 
> 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

Considering the fact that packages such as ddd and xpdf are part of
Core, wouldn't be prudent to push lessif into Core?

Gilboa


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