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LinuxProgramming: X-Designer 7: Motif 2 GUI Builder for Linux and UNIX Launched

Mar 05, 2002, 21:56 (2 Talkback[s])
"Imperial Software Technology today announced that it is now shipping X-Designer 7: Enterprise Edition, a major new version of its graphical user interface (GUI) builder for Motif, Windows and Java. Leading the list of new features is full integral support for Motif 2, the latest version of the standard GUI toolkit for UNIX and Linux workstations. Now designers of application interfaces for UNIX can take full advantage of the features and power of Motif 2, confident in the knowledge that they can transition these interfaces to Windows and Java for full cross-platform capable applications. X-Designer 7 meets the requirements of Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act by being fully keyboard accessible, the only product in its class to do so. Also new to X-Designer 7 is the ability to save GUI designs in XML, which makes the saved design available for processing by further tools, such as design documentation utilities or for translation to other types of interface.

X-Designer 7 has a legacy application migration feature which enables existing Motif applications to be 'captured' by the tool, optionally pre-structuring the interface for generation as a Java GUI. Automated testing of interfaces is available using the built-in XD/Replay technology.

'We've introduced X-Designer 7 because of the unprecedented demand for a Motif 2 builder from the customer base, and the huge interest shown in downloads from our web site of the Motif 2 books and the toolkit itself,' said Derek Lambert, president and CEO of Imperial Software Technology. Commenting on the name 'Enterprise Edition', Lambert said 'We use a tagline to underscore the theme of the release, and X-Designer 7 will be used in major enterprises throughout the U.S. and world wide.'"

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