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LinuxPR: ICS Integrates Themes Into Open Motif

Apr 02, 2001, 18:00 (12 Talkback[s])

"Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier of Motif products and support, today announced the Developer's Release of its initiative to add themes to Open Motif. Themes is a capability supplied with Linux desktop environments that provides users with the ability to personalize the overall look of the user interface of their desktop. The integration of themes into Open Motif will improve the usability of enterprise applications ported to Linux while allowing them to continue to be developed with the highly reliable Motif user interface toolkit."

"The Developer Release of Themes for Open Motif works with GTK themes created for Gnome, the default desktop on Red Hat Linux. Currently, themes are converted by hand into a format that Open Motif can process. As the Open Motif Themes capability evolves, no conversion will be necessary and Open Motif based applications will automatically adopt the theme set by the end user. The objective of the initiative is to support both the Gnome and KDE desktop environments. ICS is actively looking to recruit other Open Source developers to help with this project."

"Motif is the industry standard, highly reliable user interface toolkit that enterprise applications use on systems from Sun, SGI, IBM, Compaq, HP, and others," said Mark Hatch, Chief Operating Officer, ICS. "With Themes for Open Motif, enterprises can port their applications to Linux with less effort because they don't have to worry about reengineering for compatibility with the Linux desktop."

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