>: Support for Motif is contained the SUNWmfrun package, Motif RunTime Kit.
>: This does not contain the mwm client. The package is installed in /usr/dt,
>: the root directory for Sun's CDE offering.
>The Motif Window Manager is available on the Solaris SDK CD.
>Of course, you'll have to purchase this separately.
The funny thing is that Sun will allow purchasers of the SDK to freely
distribute MWM as part of their application distribution. They may as well
keep it available on their ftp site, except that they don't wish to provide
support for it and would like the application developers to provide support
if they ship MWM. In addition, they only see MWM as a temporary software
that will be replaced by DTWM in the CDE.
On the other hand, an independent software vendor can freely ship the
dynamic Motif libraries from the Solaris 2.4 CD as part of their application
and Sun will provide support for all users of the dynamic libraries. I
don't understand why they don't keep this available on their web/ftp site
and save the trouble for ISVs to package the motif libraries just for the
benefit of those Solaris 2.3 users that don't have the Motif dynamic libraries.
Once most of the 2.3 machines have the Motif libraries installed,
ISVs could simply distribute the dynamically linked application and not
worry about the availability of Motif.
Perhaps even Netscape folks would release a dynamically linked version then
or at least a version for the Solaris X86 which badly needs a web browser.
Couldn't any Solaris 2.4 (SPARC or X86) user simply keep the Motif dynamic
libraries available on a web/ftp site to ensure that Motif becomes a commonly
available library on most 2.3 machines?