Motif Programming Manual (O'Reilly Volume 6A)
Volume 6A: Motif Programming Manual
For Motif 2.1
By Antony Fountain, Jeremy Huxtable, Paula Ferguson & Dan Heller
The complete programmer's reference for the
Motif toolkit now covers Motif 2.1, the latest release of Motif.
It is a source for complete,
accurate, and insightful guidance on Motif application
programming. There is no other book that covers the ground as
thoroughly or as well as this one.
The book describes how to write
applications using the Motif toolkit and
goes into detail on every Motif
widget class, with useful examples that will help programmers
to develop their own code. Anyone doing Motif programming who
doesn't want to have to figure it out on their own needs this
3rd (Open Source) Edition
For Motif 2.1
Reprinted March 2002
with minor corrections
Completely overhauled for Motif 2.1 and subsequently reprinted with minor corrections.
Available as an html file for browsing and
for download here, as a PDF file or in Source form
under the terms of the Open Publication License.
The source for the examples in the book is also available
for download here.
This book is currently NOT available in a printed form.
For Motif 1.2
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- See also
- Is Motif Dead? No Way! an Interview with
Antony Fountain by Lori Houston and the
subsequent discussion, both
formerly on the O'Reilly web site.
- www.motifdeveloper.com - a great source of in depth information on Motif development.
Antony Fountain, a Principal Engineer who worked on a number of X/Motif products, including X-Designer, the world-leading Motif GUI builder tool. Aside from development, he has written and delivered X/Motif widget/graphics training courses and developed the front ends to several external products as a consultant. He has been working with X/Motif for well over 20 years.
Antony has an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Edinburgh, with sidelines in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and a postgraduate M.Sc. in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt (Edinburgh).
Jeremy Huxtable has been working with user interface systems for over 25 years including 2D and 3D graphics, image processing and internationalization, on UNIX, MacOS and Windows. He designed many facets of the user interfaces to many software products, including extensive work on X-Designer, in particular the various layout editors used for Motif. He also created much of the user interface for a Java builder, including the editors for Java layouts such as GridBag. Jeremy has a B.Sc with First Class honours in Computer Science and Physics from York University.
Dan Heller was first involved with the X Window System when he developed some of the first toolkits to use Xt. He has a degree in Computer and Information Sciences form the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has since developed and brought to market many applications that integrate various user-interface styles. He is also the author of O'Reilly & Associates XView Programming Manual.