[oi-dev] Packages only in the main repository
aurelien.larcher at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 16:31:44 UTC 2018
On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 5:44 PM Alan Coopersmith <
alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 10/24/18 06:14 AM, Udo Grabowski (IMK) wrote:
> > On 24/10/2018 14:39, Aurélien Larcher wrote:
> > Motif is still needed for some applications, but isn't there OpenMotif ?
> Yes - but it's not binary compatible with the old Solaris Motif 1.2 or 2.1
> so you'll need to recompile the apps to use it.
> > libXaw is still needed, but again, freedesktop.org has a free
> Right - these are the X11R4 & X11R5 versions for backwards binary
> X.Org currently ships libXaw7 upstream, which is in a different OI package.
> > CDE is dead, and people that used it should be, too (I feel sick...).
> Hey! Just because we're old doesn't mean we're useless!
> > libowconfig....oh my god, OpenWindows, olwm ?
> That was a badly named Xsun configuration library - I have no idea why
> anything would still be using it. We dropped it in Solaris 11.4 after
> modifying fbconfig (SPARC graphics config utility) to stop using it:
> > SUNWxwinc/plt are just Meta-incorporation packages for Xwindows
> > application groups; useful as such, they may be renamed and kept.
> They were a transition aid for old SVR4 packages that depended on
> the SVR4 SUNWxwplt & SUNWxwinc, which bundled all the X libraries
> and clients together before we split them into individual packages
> to match upstream.
> If you want to publish them, the sources are in:
> (We also dropped them in Solaris 11.4.)
Alan, thank you for providing all this background information and pointers
Would you recommend still providing binaries for Motif and the old Athena
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