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openmotif to be removed from Fedora Core (6) October 2, 2006

Per discussion on the Fedora Advisory Board mailing list [[FootNote([1] ) , openmotif currently does not meet Fedora's licensing requirements FootNote( ) . The openmotif developers have been contacted [[FootNote([2] , but it appears openmotif's licensing will not be changing soon.

The hard decision has been made that openmotif will be removed from Fedora and the current plan is to make this happen by October 2, 2006, the final development freeze for Fedora Core 6.

Currently, the following packages in Core and Extras contain runtime or build time dependencies on openmotif:

  • cmucl
  • ddd
  • geomview
  • gpsd
  • grace
  • Inventor
  • mesa-libGLw
  • nedit
  • xlockmore
  • xpdf

Maintainers need to update their packages to use another motif implementation, lesstif (now in fc6-extras, review: [3] ). It is not 100% ABI-compatible (and provides a different shared library soname), but all that should be required for most motif-dependent applications is changing

BuildRequires: openmotif-devel


BuildRequires: lesstif-devel

and rebuilding/recompiling.