is Motif standard on linux install?

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    is Motif standard on linux install?

    Ok, after spending some time reading up about XLib it appears Motif and Xt are a better way to spend my time. Is the motif library a separate download or is it part of my install (Mandrake 9)?
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    for me it was a seperate download, I had to get I think openmotiff, Motiff was proprietary or something.
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    I'm still confused about this whole toolkit concept. Suppose I use the motif toolkit (someone suggested it because they're a unix person). Does it work on a system that does not have motif? And is the same true of any other toolkit? I want something that's going to work on all X environments and I'm having difficulty finding anything higher up than XLib.
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    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    I want something that's going to work on all X environments and I'm having difficulty finding anything higher up than XLib.
    The lowest common denominator of toolkits is Xt. As far as I know, all other toolkits are ultimately derived from it, including motif.
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    QT is pretty easy to use for non-comercial projects http://www.trolltech.com/ and you also have
    gtk or gtkmm. These will work insofar that the user has the installed the runtime libaries.

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    ok, now I've also got cygwin on my WinXP machine. no real IDE for cygwin as far as I can tell so I'm stuck with Emacs I believe. However since its on the same machine as Windows, I should be able to just code in VC++ and jump over to the cygwin window to compile. This'll help in my portability checks anyway.
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