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#1 2017-05-14 19:31:30

spartrekus
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Registered: 2017-04-30
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Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

Hello,

I am very surprised that the best of tiny, minimalist, efficient, reliable softwares aren't maintained and some of them disappear. The best example is TeD. Next to it, we could talk about Pathetic Writer and Siag.

1) Let's talk about TeD. https://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/
I know Debian rejected this Motif software.
Would it be possible that you keep it into your DEVUAN repositories?

2) Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

Devuan is still not a business'ed distribution. It would be good to have efficient softwares, which could be into Devuan without caring about Debian that much. Debian does what it wants.

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#2 2017-05-14 20:25:03

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

If someone (perhaps you?) adopts abandoned software and packages it properly for Devuan, it will eventually work its way into the Devuan repos.

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#3 2017-05-15 08:01:03

FOSSuser
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From: Surrey/Hants border UK
Registered: 2016-12-11
Posts: 167  

Re: Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

It's a nice idea, but just as with FLTK software, which I really like, somebody has to have the skill & interest to maintain the packages.

I'd love to see a distro made up of alternate toolkits, one per kit, but again, there has to be someone skilled & interested enough to do it.

I don't have the skills, or the time, so I just settle for a lightweight distro using a Window Manager instead. smile

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#4 2017-05-15 10:19:12

smoki
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Registered: 2017-05-15
Posts: 56  

Re: Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

spartrekus wrote:

1) Let's talk about TeD. https://www.nllgg.nl/Ted/
I know Debian rejected this Motif software.
Would it be possible that you keep it into your DEVUAN repositories?

2) Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

I think Debian reason to remove TeD was not interface but licence:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=501638

So non-free and non-redistributable, which is something that can't be even in non-free repo.

edit: BTW TeD is GTK2 software by default even upstream now as i see, so to get motif version you might wanna compile it to get that GUI anyway.

Last edited by smoki (2017-05-15 10:22:28)

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#5 2017-05-15 22:38:15

smoki
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Registered: 2017-05-15
Posts: 56  

Re: Why excellent, non for business, Motif softwares will die? (Ex.TeD)

I just try to compile this Ted, both gtk2 and motif variants seems to behave fine:

2017_05_15_23_10_02_1920x1080.jpg 2017_05_15_23_10_38_1920x1080.jpg

Can't say which one is which with similar theme, only diff i spotted is that motif variant uses 2+ less memory or so.

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