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WINTERP (The OSF/Motif Widget INTERPreter) is a rapid prototyping environment for creating and delivering GUI-based applications. It fills the same niche as TCL/TK, and Python, while employing more proven (and stable) underlying technologies. WINTERP uses a small, fast, object-oriented mini-Lisp interpreter based on XLISP-PLUS (David Betz, Tom Almy, Luke Tierney, et al), and has an object oriented interface to the OSF/Motif widget class hierarchy, and a combination of high-level object and functional interfaces to the Xtoolkit, Xlib, and underlying Unix system libraries. This environment significantly simplifies the construction of GUI-based applications, and makes these applications easier to modify and extend throughout the software life-cycle. It allows for the development of extensible applications in a safe execution environment -- errors in a new module won't destroy the whole system.

Current Version:   2.10

License Type:   Free

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Red Hat Linux version 4.X using GCC 2.7.X and Red Hat Motif version 2.0.1 and 2.1. Should also work with RedHat Linux 5.X and RedHat Motif 2.1.
SGI Irix 5.3 and 6.2 using SGI's "Iris Development Option" products (c_dev, compiler_dev, x_dev, motif_dev). The Motif on SGI's products is based on OSF Motif 1.2.X, but appears to be as stable (sometimes more stable) than Motif 2.0.1.
Slackware Linux 1.13, gcc, XFree86, and Motif 2.0.0. Note that the Motif 2.0 sources were hacked to compile with X11r6 and had some bugs that were fixed by upgrading to Red Hat Linux 4.1 (2.0.27) and Motif 2.0.1 or Motif 2.10
SunOS 4.1.3 with GCC, X11R6, Motif 2.0.0 and/or 1.2.X. Also works with SunSoft's SDK.
Solaris 2.4 with SunSoft 2.4 SDK (C compiler, X/Motif development libs).
OSF1 V2.0 On a DEC Alpha AXP w/ the C/Motif/X development environment.
HP HPUX 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 with HP's product ANSI C and Motif development environments.
In addition to the above, the earlier release, WINTERP 2.03 has been reported to work on the platforms listed below, and I expect WINTERP 2.10 to run on those platforms as well: DEC Ultrix 4.3. NeXTStep (with CoXist X/Motif), IBM's AIX (using IBM's product 'cc'), SCO, BSDI, etc.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Requires Motif 1.2.X or 2.X and a compatible version of X11R5 or X11R6.

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