[TUHS] Atari System V media and books?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Feb 6 13:54:57 AEST 2020

On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 09:44:02PM -0600, Michael Parson wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Feb 2020, Chris Hanson wrote:
> >On Jan 18, 2020, at 3:19 PM, Michael Parson <mparson at bl.org> wrote:
> >
> >>Speaking of old versions of Motif, are the sources for the
> >>pre-OpenMotif bits available anywhere?  Even if under lock and key
> >>for now, I'd be happy knowing they'd been preserved for potential
> >>future availability.
> >
> >There are Motif 1.1 sources on Bitsavers (or your favorite mirror)
> >at <http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/OSF/OSF_Motif_Src_1.1.X/
> ><http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/OSF/OSF_Motif_Src_1.1.X/>>.
> Thank you!

Part of me is wondering why anyone cares about Motif.  My memory of that
is that Xview was better and the Athena widgets were better.  Athena was
ugly but it worked, Xview, the X11 version of Sunview, was fantastic to
program in,  the argv was a set of 2 tuples, thing and value.  And it
looked better.  I've written Xview apps and other than the Tk part of
Tcl/Tk, it was the most pleasant GUI API I have used.  For the record,
the Tk part of Tcl/Tk is still, decades later, the best GUI interface
I've ever seen.  John got that right.

So no offense intended, what about Motif is likeable?

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