Dear Slackware developers,
Lesstif is presently used in Slackware as a Motif 1.2 replacement.
However, there are some signs that the lesstif library is not maintained anymore. First, www.lesstif.org
is now a blog with weird posts that have nothing to do with Unix or X11R6. It is registered to Ryan Perrone from Edwardsville, PA. Is he a developper ?
Second, going to the sourceforge page for lesstif shows that 16 bugs are open, while no patch has been submitted since November 2009.
Third, the page lesstif.sourceforge.net states that "The current version of LessTif is 0.95.2 as of May 27, 2009." and "We are looking for help. Our copy/paste code in /lib/Xm-2.1/CutPaste.c needs some serious attention as it is likely the cause of a lot of trouble. Unfortunately the original authors of lesstif have moved on and the current maintainers are not up to the task." The page also lists
a few Motif applications that cannot work with Lesstif. The CVS repository on sourceforge does not seem to show any kind of activity since 2009.
Has lesstif been abandoned by its developers ? If that is the case,
since there is still some Motif dependent software (such as ddd) is there a plan to replace it in future releases of Slackware with
the LGPL Motif 2.3.4 released in October 2012 by the Open Group ?
With best regards,