[GRASS-dev] OpenMotif

Scott Mitchell smitch at mac.com
Sun Nov 5 22:04:56 EST 2006

On 5 Nov 2006, at 19:27, Brad Douglas wrote:

> Hello,
> It has come to my attention that openmotif is not compatible with the
> GRASS license.  Most of the functionality has been duplicated in
> lesstif, which has a compatible license.
> I've been able to successfully compile GRASS using lesstif as a  
> drop-in
> replacement.

I've been compiling GRASS against lesstif for years on Linux and  
MacOSX, no troubles, although I have only actually used the xanim  
program once or twice.

> Should we move GRASS to lesstif?  All that really needs to be done is
> simply replace text that says openmotif/motif with lesstif (ie.
> cosmetics).

What text do you mean?  REQUIREMENTS.html lists lesstif as the  
suggested dependency, and a google search for Motif and GRASS only  
finds mailing list discussions and pointers to packages... ah-ha,  
that's one place I guess, the rpm spec files... Debian is already  
using lesstif.  Anything else that I'm missing?

Scott Mitchell
smitch at mac.com

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