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Re: Can you get Xm stubs?

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 04:27:10PM +1100, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 07:41:10PM +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> > Trying to compile mosaic, I get problems because I don't have motif.
> > Despite setting the make options to tell it that (a) I don't have
> > Motif and (b) I want to build without Motif, it still looks for Xm.h
> > and moans when it can't find it. And it still wants the definitions
> > from Xm.h, so I can't fudge it with a null file.
> > 
> > I get the same sort of problem trying to compile mozilla - my slink
> > version runs, but keeps throwing up various X errors, probably because
> > it wasn't compiled with X 4.2, so I want to recompile it.
> > 
> > The obvious solution is to install Motif, but (a) I don't really want
> > it and (b) it's a bitch to configure the compilation, partly because
> > it's awkwardly laid out and partly because the docs on how to do this
> > are inconsistent.
> > 
> > Is there a package which I can build that will give me a set of stubs
> > to satisfy this? 
> Not really what you want, but lesstif is a Free (LGPL) reimplementation
> of Motif 1.0 (I think...) that seems to work fairly well now.  Even if
> it does cause runtime problems, it's headers should be enough to bulid
> mosaic with.

Thanks, that's useful to know. It's a possible solution to (b) of my
Motif issues; it seems that everything that comes from the Mozilla
stable is horrendously awkward to configure for compilation, so
something that definitely doesn't is likely to be easier.

The original mosaic problem has been worked around now, more or less.
I was trying out various browsers, looking for something that (a) looked
pretty like Mozilla but was less bloated, and (b) didn't have odd
things which annoyingly didn't work. Someone suggested phoenix, and
apart from some initial trouble getting it to run at all on my slink
system, it's nearly perfect - looks Mozilloid, and everything works.
The only thing it lacks is a don't-load-images-until-I-say-so option.

I've had Motif-related compilation problems on other stuff as well, so
I'll try the lesstif solution there. Shame about the name. I'd heard
of it, but assumed it was some sort of viewer for TIFF files.


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