> Okay. That explain a version linked against dynamic motif libraries. But
> why should a user use the statically linked version? Isn't the lestiff
> version exactly for people who do not own motif?
Yes, exactly for those people...
As I already mentioned, ddd-2.1.1 is quite unstable even with motif, I
expect it to be simply unusable with lesstif (provided you debug something
more evolved than "Hello world" program). And it is the _only_ ddd
version "working" with lesstif. I myself use ddd-1.4d with some bug fixes
borrowed from ddd-2.1. This is _much_ more stable. I would upload this
older version in case I see any interest. And in this case, there won't
be any lesstif version and -smotif one would be used by most people.
Furthemore, my prognosis is that the next upstream release will lose
this lesstif compatibility, they have too many problems to fix even
without lesstif hacking.
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> >>Now I understand. And I guess you cannot put one binary package into
> >>contrib and the other into unstable with one source.
> >>I just wonder why we still need the motif versions. Is lesstiff not
> >>stable enough?
> >Even if lestiff can be used with ddd, other programs may still require
> >Motif. Can the same ddd binary be run with shared libraries from
> >either lestiff or Motif? If so, I think a user should have the option
> >of installing Motif instead. (I think this could be done with the
> >"Provides:" mechanism, or maybe "alternatives".) If not, then I think
> >a separate binary package should be provided.
> >Since I spent the $100 to get Motif, I want to get some good out of it.
> > - Jim Van Zandt
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