Open Development Process Yields New Open Motif with over 25 Bug Fixes

Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS) announced the release of Open Motif 2.2.3, a publicly licensed version of Motif, the industry standard user interface toolkit for UNIX systems.

The new release includes over 25 critical bug fixes requested by developers of enterprise applications. ICS led a worldwide team of developers and brought to bear several hundred person-years of experience in providing this latest improvement to Open Motif. The successful development of this new release assures that Open Motif will continue to evolve to meet the needs of mission critical applications developed for Unix and Linux systems. ICS will make the Open Motif 2.2.3 updates available as a commercial Motif product on UNIX workstations including Sun, SGI, IBM, and HP.

The first customer shipment of ICS's commercial version of Motif will occur in July of 2004. As part of the open process of developing Motif, The Open Motif Development Team also announced that Open Motif 2.2.4 has moved from the Specification to the Implementation stage and that a Preliminary Specification for Open Motif 2.3 has been released. The Open Motif 2.3 specification calls for the enhancement of Motif to support anti-alias fonts, image support (jpg/png), wheel mice, and UTF8 fonts. More information on the upcoming Open Motif 2.2.4 and Open Motif 2.3 releases is available at Motif is the industry standard graphical user interface toolkit, (IEEE 1295).

It is used on more than 200 hardware and software platforms including HP, IBM, Linux (Red Hat, Mandrake and SuSE), SGI, and Sun. Open Motif is the publicly licensed version of Motif. ICS hosts the official development tree for Open Motif at the MotifZone. Commercial Motif is the release of Open Motif for traditional UNIX workstations such as those offered by Sun, SGI, IBM, and HP. ICS offers Commercial Motif to maintain compatibility with Open Motif. Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS) is the world's leading provider of advanced user-interface development tools and services for professional software engineers in the aerospace, petrochemical, transportation, military, communications, entertainment, scientific, and financial industries. Long recognized as the platform of choice for visually developing mission-critical, high-performance Motif applications, ICS' BX series of GUI builders has recently been expanded to provide a complete line of tools that accelerate development of JavaTM. ICS is the largest independent supplier of add-on products to the Qt multi-platform framework developed by Trolltech. Supporting the software development community since 1987, ICS also provides custom UI development services, custom UI component development, training, consulting, and project porting and implementation services.