[OpenIndiana-discuss] Some Observations before upgrade to

Paul Gress pgress at optonline.net
Wed Sep 15 03:04:24 UTC 2010

On 09/14/10 08:50 PM, Mike Gerdts wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM, Tom Kranz<tom at siliconbunny.com>  wrote:
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>> Paul Gress wrote:
>>> I started looking into the possibility for upgrading.  I have some
>>> questions.
>>> I use Pro-Engineer, a program that required some Motif libraries.  How
>>> does this fit?
>> Were did the Motif libraries come from? If they're in OpenSolaris, they
>> should still be there if you upgrade to OpenIndiana. If it never worked
>> in OpenSolaris, it probably won't work in OI either.
> It seems like a reasonable request to include OpenMotif.
> http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/
> This is the Motif included in some Linux distros, and contains some
> droppings that make it look like it came from Metrolink - the company
> that I bought a Motif license from sometime in the mid 90's.  A rumor
> that I have heard is that OpenMotif 2.2 is more stable than 2.3, but I
> don't know whether that is a general statement, or limited in scope to
> some specific application(s).

If this is the way to go, I would be happy to test it on the latest 
binary of Pro-Engineer to see about compatibility.  I realize this might 
not be a high priority but there are still some industrial strength 
programs that utilize it.

But in the mean time Sun/Oracle did supply the closed binary libraries.


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