This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
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.