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



On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 14:18 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Jindrich Novy (jnovy redhat com) said: 
> > On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 13:55 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > > Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 13:27 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > > >> Joachim Frieben wrote:
> > > >>> The "tetex-xdvi" package is missing from the list below. Of course, building
> > > >>> against "Openmotif" has always been optional. One would have to revert to
> > > >>> the "X/Athena" widget based interface in order to keep it in "core".
> > > >>> I suppose, moving "tetex" (or its successor) to "extras" was not part of the
> > > >>> agenda ...
> > > >> In the longer term I would very much like to move libXaw (and Xaw3d) to 
> > > >> extras as well.
> > > > 
> > > > So I hope teTeX will be in Extras as well in that time, because the only
> > > > remaining Athena - libXaw alternative: neXtaw is not in Core but in
> > > > Extras already.
> > > 
> > > That would be a prerequisite for removing Xaw from Core, yes.  I admit 
> > > unfamiliarity with the TeX stack; is there a viable gtk replacement for 
> > > teTeX?
> > 
> > The only GTK+ xdvi alternative I'm aware of is gtkdvi:
> > http://www.nada.kth.se/~johannes/gtkdvi/
> > 
> > But I haven't tried it yet. Hopefully it could solve the openmotif/Xaw
> > dependency hell in teTeX, so that libXaw could be moved to Extras as
> > well.
> 
> How hard would it be to do dvi reading in Evince or similar?
> 

Evince has a dvi backend, but it is not up to par with xdvi, and not
included in the current evince package.


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