Who is Antony and what
can/will he answer?
4-Dec-00 12:00 GMT
Antony Fountain is the author of the latest edition of the
Motif Reference Manual, Volume 6B in the O'Reilly X Window
System Guides series and is a Principal Software Engineer with
IST Limited where he is the technical lead
involved in the development of X-Designer, IST's Motif GUI
For many years he has been providing Motif developers who
use X-Designer with the information they need to get into the
basics and the finer points of X/Motif programming. This
service is now being extended to a wider audience and he will
accept questions on any aspect of X and Motif.
Over the coming months, a library of reference pages, tips
and tricks, and so forth will be presented, which hopefully
will build into a valuable on-line resource. Each week, an
important topic will be presented and discussed in detail,
covering aspects of the theme in as much detail as time and
Presented first will be features which are new in Motif
2.1, since these tend to be less well known or formally
documented, and there is less practical experience available
to call on, and the information available on the newsgroups is
at present scanty.
The first theme is Render Tables:
This also includes a discussion on Compound Strings, in
particular with respect to the changes made to them in order
to work with render tables. It also discusses Tab lists,
which are also intimately bound up with the render table
what they are
what they offer the application programmer
how you program them.
In the coming weeks, papers on the following subjects will be presented:
The Motif 2.1 widgets:
The Container and IconGadget widgets
The SpinBox and SimpleSpinBox widgets
The Notebook widget
The Uniform Transfer Model
Each will be presented with code examples where appropriate.
A full functional specification and description of the
utilities required to manipulate these will also be provided
in each case.
This is by no means a hard and fast schedule, but merely an
initial offering and proposal. If there are topics which you
would like to see covered, all suggestions are gratefully
Feel free to contact Antony using the
Submit a Question form.
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