Re: Please do not use Qt (fwd)
Buddha Buck <email@example.com> writes:
> > There are hundreds of gpled Motif based pieces of software out there.
> Name 5. By your assertion, I could modify GNU Emacs to use Motif
> widgets, and distribute the modified version freely, under the GPL. I
> am certain that if I were to do that, one of the first people I would
> hear complaints from would be RMS himself.
There is a file in the GNU Emacs distribution for Motif support (yes in
`emacs-19.34b.tar.gz' from any of your friendly neighbourhood GNU
mirror) It's called `lwlib-Xm.c' and here's the top comment from it:
/* The lwlib interface to Motif widgets.
Copyright (C) 1992 Lucid, Inc.
This file is part of the Lucid Widget Library.
The Lucid Widget Library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option)
any later version.
The Lucid Widget Library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with GNU Emacs; see the file COPYING. If not, write to
the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA. */
You don't _have_ to modify GNU Emacs for Motif widgets, it _already_
And if you are not yet convinced, here's an excerpt from the output of
`configure --help' in a Emacs source directory:
Usage: configure [options] [host]
Options: [defaults in brackets after descriptions]
--cache-file=FILE cache test results in FILE
--help print this message
--enable and --with options recognized:
--with-gcc use GCC to compile Emacs
--with-pop support POP for mail retrieval
--with-kerberos support Kerberos-authenticated POP
--with-hesiod support Hesiod to get the POP server host
--with-x-toolkit=KIT use an X toolkit (KIT = yes/lucid/athena/motif/no)
--with-x use the X Window System ^^^^^^^
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