LessTif

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LessTif
Developer(s) Hungry Programmers[1][2]
Stable release 0.95.2 / May 27, 2009
Development status dormant
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Widget toolkit
License GNU Lesser General Public License
Website www.lesstif.org (no longer active as of January 2013, see archived version from July 2012)

LessTif was a free software reimplementation or clone of the Motif computer programming toolkit, developed by the Hungry Programmers.[1][2]

As opposed to Motif, which was distributed until October 2012 under a proprietary license that could require the payment of royalties, LessTif was distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). The licence of Motif was the main motivation for the development of LessTif.

A screenshot of a program using LessTif (xmabacus).

LessTif aimed for full source and binary code compatibility with Motif. While this was not achieved, many Motif applications run with LessTif and/or can be compiled with it.

LessTif has had no code commits since 2009. It was finally superseded by the release of the original Motif toolkit as open source under the LGPL in 2012.

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  1. ^ a b Kenton Lee (2002-02-01). "Has anyone done a public domain Motif lookalike?". The Motif FAQ. comp.windows.x.motif. 37. Retrieved 2010-04-05. "LessTif is a freeware version of Motif from the Hungry Programmers" 
  2. ^ a b "LessTif homepage". Retrieved 2013-02-28. "LessTif is the Hungry Programmers' version of OSF/Motif" 

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