NEdit 5.4 and open-motif 2.2.2

Daniel Eischen eischen at
Mon Feb 9 13:10:22 PST 2004

On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:

> Adam McLaurin wrote:
> > Hi Daniel,
> > 
> > In your comments for the NEdit 5.4 update, you say:
> > "Update Nedit to 5.4.  Note that our open-motif port is at 2.2.2 which
> > is known to be buggy.  It was pulled from the opengroup site.  Nedit now
> > checks the version of motif and issues a very loud warning when it is
> > built."
> > 
> > Should we take this as a warning not to use NEdit for mission-critical
> > editing? I normally use NEdit for my conf files and such, as it's quite
> > easy to use and traditionally extremely reliable.
> > 
> > What's going on with the open-motif port? What is particularly buggy
> > about it?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> I am hoping that the open-motif port maintainer will downgrade the 
> open-motif port soon.  I sent him an email the other day asking him 
> about it, but I have not heard back yet.

There is an openmotif-2.2.3 out there somewhere, but I think
that the NEdit developers still don't suggest using that one.

> As for myself, nedit has never failed me.

FYI, the problem with openmotif is not something special with
only the 5.4 version of NEdit; 5.4 is just where they added
the motif version check.

Dan Eischen

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