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Encyclopedia > Motif (widget toolkit)
Screenshot of an application that uses the Open Motif toolkit

Motif is a widget toolkit for building graphical user interfaces under the X Window System on Unix and other POSIX-compliant systems. It emerged in the 1980s as Unix workstations were on the rise, as a competitor to the OPEN LOOK GUI. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (715x602, 12 KB) A screenshot of plan, an application using the Motif widget toolkit. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (715x602, 12 KB) A screenshot of plan, an application using the Motif widget toolkit. ... In computer programming, widget toolkits (or GUI toolkits) are sets of basic building units for graphical user interfaces. ... A graphical user interface (GUI) is a type of user interface which allows people to interact with a computer and computer-controlled devices which employ graphical icons, visual indicators or special graphical elements called widgets, along with text labels or text navigation to represent the information and actions available to... KDE 3. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... POSIX or Portable Operating System Interface[1] is the collective name of a family of related standards specified by the IEEE to define the application programming interface (API) for software compatible with variants of the Unix operating system. ... Sun SPARCstation 1+, 25 MHz RISC processor from early 1990s A workstation, such as a Unix workstation, RISC workstation or engineering workstation, is a high-end desktop or deskside microcomputer designed for technical applications. ... OPEN LOOK or OpenLook was an early graphical user interface (GUI) specification developed by Sun Microsystems and AT&T in the early 1990s for UNIX workstations. ...


It is also an industry standard by the name IEEE 1295 (as the Motif API). It is the basic building block of the Common Desktop Environment. As of version 2.1 Motif supports Unicode, which has made it widely used in several multilingual environments. Standardization, in the context related to technologies and industries, is the process of establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, where this will bring benefits without hurting competition. ... An application programming interface (API) is a source code interface that a computer system or program library provides to support requests for services to be made of it by a Length. ... CDE on Unix (Solaris 8) DECwindows CDE on OpenVMS 7. ... Unicode is an industry standard designed to allow text and symbols from all of the writing systems of the world to be consistently represented and manipulated by computers. ...


Motif is distinguished by its use of square, chiseled, three dimensional effects for the various user interface elements — menus, buttons, sliders, text boxes, and the like. Motif's operation was designed to correspond closely with the then-familiar Microsoft Windows 3.11 and Presentation Manager interfaces, and Microsoft played a key role in designing the original style guide.[1] Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Presentation Manager (PM) was the name given to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) which IBM introduced in version 1. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


Motif was created by the Open Software Foundation (and was sometimes even called OSF/Motif), which has now been subsumed by The Open Group. The Open Software Foundation (OSF) was an organization founded in 1988 to create an open standard for an implementation of the Unix operating system. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ...


There are a few implementations of the Motif API. Motif the toolkit is the first. There is also Open Motif which is a release of the "original" Motif under more liberal licensing terms. Finally, the LessTif project aims to implement the API under the LGPL license. Look up Implementation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Open Motif (or, inofficially, OpenMotif) is a source code release of the Motif computer programming toolkit by the The Open Group, the current owners of Motif. ... LessTif is a reimplementation or clone of the Motif computer programming toolkit. ... GNU logo The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) is an FSF approved Free Software license designed as a compromise between the GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT License. ...


See also

MoOLIT was a graphical user interface library and application programming interface (API) created by UNIX Systems Laboratories in an attempt to make a compromise between the two competing look-and-feels for UNIX workstations at the time -- OpenLook and OSF Motif. ... GTK+, or the GIMP Toolkit, is one of the two most popular widget toolkits for the X Window System for creating graphical user interfaces. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In computer programming, Qt is a cross-platform application development framework, widely used for the development of GUI programs, and, since the release of Qt 4, also used for developing non-GUI programs such as console tools and servers. ... KDE (K Desktop Environment) (IPA: ) is a free software project which aims to be a powerful system for an easy-to-use desktop environment. ... 4dwm is a window manager normally used on Silicon Graphics workstations running IRIX. 4dwm is derived from the older mwm window manager and uses the Motif widget toolkit on top of the X Window System found on most Unix systems. ...

External links

  • Motif homepage at Open Group
  • Open Motif project page
  • The Motif FAQ (Kenton Lee)
  • Motif: Volumes 6A and 6B (O'Reilly and Associates, free PDF downloads)

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Motif (widget toolkit) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Motif (or capitalized MOTIF) is a graphical widget toolkit for building graphical user interfaces under the X Window System on Unix and other POSIX-compliant systems.
Motif is distinguished by its use of square, chiseled, three dimensional effects for the various user interface elements — menus, buttons, sliders, text boxes, and the like, which was in vogue for that era.
Motif's operation was designed to correspond closely with the more familar Microsoft Windows and Presentation Manager interfaces, and Microsoft played a key role in designing the original style guide.
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