Subject: Re: Removing obsolete packages
To: grant beattie <grant@NetBSD.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/2004 20:45:31
On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, grant beattie wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:16:55AM +0200, Krister Walfridsson wrote:
> I don't know much about the different motif implementations - is pkgsrc
> support for motif 1.2 gone now? is 2.0 fully backward compatible for
> apps which need it? should all motif 1.2 pkg references be changed to
> something else?
See item 23 of the Motif FAQ.
The answer seems to be "yes", for well-written apps. The documented,
detailed technical exceptions are few in number.
> another option is to bring back x11/lesstif12 until this is sorted out
> (I'm concerned about breakage on the branch due to the missing pkg).
The only application in pkgsrc that formally required lesstif12 has
been removed, too. Other packages that were written for Motif 1.X
(like graphics/pixmap), work fine with the OpenMotif in pkgsrc--the
Open Group's OpenMotif 2.1.30--which should be bug for bug compatible
with the latest commercial Motif, as they're from the same codebase.
[Note, there are other "openmotif"'s floating around which break even
source-level compatibility with the latest commercial Motif.]
Even lesstif (latest) includes the undocumented _Xm functions of Motif
I submit, all references to lesstif12 should simply be expunged.