"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