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what is linux-motif?

Andres Gonzalez
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sigh.. I downloadd eclipse but I'm not sure if I downloaded the correct file. The options were this:
Linux (x86/Motif) (Supported Versions)
(http) (ftp)
eclipse-SDK-3.0M8-linux-motif.zip (md5)
Linux (x86/GTK 2) (Supported Versions)
(http) (ftp)
eclipse-SDK-3.0M8-linux-gtk.zip (md5)
Linux (AMD 64/GTK 2) (Supported Versions)
(http) (ftp)
eclipse-SDK-3.0M8-linux-gtk-amd64.zip (md5)
I downloaded:
eclipse-SDK-3.0M8-linux-motif.zip
is that the one I need? what's motif?


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GTK and Motif are both X/Windows "toolkits", sets of GUI widgets that applications can be built with. GTK is the GIMP ToolKit; it's a modern toolkit. The GNOME desktop uses it, as do many native Linux apps.
Motif is an old-fashioned toolit that looks terrible and is awkward for the user and for the programmer. About the only thing is has going for it is that it's a defacto standard simply by virtue of its age. You won't see a lot of Motif usage on the typical Linux system; Java's AWT was an exception.
Get the GTK version.


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