Motifdeveloper.com Web Site Launched by Imperial Software Technology; New Free Resource to Aid Linux and UNIX GUI Programmers

Dec 05, 2000, 00:00 ET from Imperial Software Technology

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Software Technology
 (IST) today announced the launch of a new Web site, www.motifdeveloper.com, a
 free resource for programmers building graphical applications using the
 Motif(R) toolkit on the X Window System.  Motif is the standard graphical
 look-and-feel delivered with most versions of the UNIX(R) operating system,
 including Sun's Solaris(R), HP-UX(R), SGI Irix(R) and IBM's AIX(R).  Now
 programmers working with Motif have a new expert resource to consult for
 technical assistance and information.  Motifdeveloper.com is a completely
 revised version of the original "Motif on the World Wide Web" (MW3) site
 founded by Ken Sall, originally of Century Computing and now of Commerce One.
 The new site will be regularly updated with hints and tips for Motif
 programmers and will provide a Q&A service backed by IST's technical support
 resources and specialist expert staff.
     "Motif is the most successful graphical user interface toolkit available
 for UNIX(R) platforms," said Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group.
 "We support the provision of as much information about Motif as possible and
 the motifdeveloper web is an excellent example of that.  This will have the
 dual benefit of increasing the use of Motif and result in a growth in the
 number of applications ultimately benefiting the end-user."
     Derek Lambert, CEO of Imperial Software Technology said:  "This site will
 provide Motif programmers with an invaluable resource to help them in creating
 professional user interfaces with Motif, the world's most popular graphical
 toolkit for the X Window System.  While some new toolkits have been created
 for the X Window System in recent times, the fact remains that Motif is the
 most widely used graphical toolkit on UNIX systems.  It is shipped with every
 Sun, Hewlett-Packard, SGI, IBM and Compaq UNIX workstation.  That's about a
 million new Motif-based desktops every year.  So Motif dominates the UNIX
 graphical desktop."
 
     About Imperial Software Technology
     Imperial Software Technology (IST) energizes e-commerce with innovative
 software engineering and leading edge technology products.  IST's specialties
 include Internet infrastructure technologies and user interface solutions for
 a wide range of platforms from Linux and UNIX workstations to hand-held and
 wireless devices.  X-Designer, IST's award-winning graphical user interface
 builder product, is an integral part of Sun Microsystems' Forte C++ product
 (formerly Visual WorkShop).  IST's Visaj visual builder for Java is integrated
 and delivered with a number of third-party products.  Founded in 1982, IST
 ranks major corporations in finance, technology, aerospace,
 telecommunications, defense and government in a prestigious customer and
 client list.  The company is privately held and is based in Palo Alto,
 California, and Reading, United Kingdom.
     For further information, visit IST at http://www.ist-inc.com.
 
     About The Open Group
     The Open Group, a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, is
 committed to delivering greater business efficiency by bringing together
 buyers and suppliers of information technology to lower the time, cost and
 risks associated with integrating new technology across the enterprise.  The
 Open Group's mission is to offer all organizations concerned with open
 information infrastructures a forum where they can share knowledge, integrate
 open initiatives, and certify approved products and processes in a manner in
 which they continue to trust our impartiality.  More information on The Open
 Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org
 
     X-Designer is a registered trademark, DeltaStream, IST and the IST logo
 are trademarks of Imperial Software Technology Limited.  Visaj and Navajo are
 registered trademarks of Pacific Imperial, Inc. Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java,
 JavaBeans, 100% Pure Java, Java WorkShop and Solaris are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries.  X Window System is a trademark and UNIX and Motif are registered
 trademarks of The Open Group.  Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks
 of Microsoft Corporation.  SGI and Irix are trademarks of Silicon Graphics,
 Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Other company,
 product and service names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE Imperial Software Technology
    PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Software Technology
 (IST) today announced the launch of a new Web site, www.motifdeveloper.com, a
 free resource for programmers building graphical applications using the
 Motif(R) toolkit on the X Window System.  Motif is the standard graphical
 look-and-feel delivered with most versions of the UNIX(R) operating system,
 including Sun's Solaris(R), HP-UX(R), SGI Irix(R) and IBM's AIX(R).  Now
 programmers working with Motif have a new expert resource to consult for
 technical assistance and information.  Motifdeveloper.com is a completely
 revised version of the original "Motif on the World Wide Web" (MW3) site
 founded by Ken Sall, originally of Century Computing and now of Commerce One.
 The new site will be regularly updated with hints and tips for Motif
 programmers and will provide a Q&A service backed by IST's technical support
 resources and specialist expert staff.
     "Motif is the most successful graphical user interface toolkit available
 for UNIX(R) platforms," said Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group.
 "We support the provision of as much information about Motif as possible and
 the motifdeveloper web is an excellent example of that.  This will have the
 dual benefit of increasing the use of Motif and result in a growth in the
 number of applications ultimately benefiting the end-user."
     Derek Lambert, CEO of Imperial Software Technology said:  "This site will
 provide Motif programmers with an invaluable resource to help them in creating
 professional user interfaces with Motif, the world's most popular graphical
 toolkit for the X Window System.  While some new toolkits have been created
 for the X Window System in recent times, the fact remains that Motif is the
 most widely used graphical toolkit on UNIX systems.  It is shipped with every
 Sun, Hewlett-Packard, SGI, IBM and Compaq UNIX workstation.  That's about a
 million new Motif-based desktops every year.  So Motif dominates the UNIX
 graphical desktop."
 
     About Imperial Software Technology
     Imperial Software Technology (IST) energizes e-commerce with innovative
 software engineering and leading edge technology products.  IST's specialties
 include Internet infrastructure technologies and user interface solutions for
 a wide range of platforms from Linux and UNIX workstations to hand-held and
 wireless devices.  X-Designer, IST's award-winning graphical user interface
 builder product, is an integral part of Sun Microsystems' Forte C++ product
 (formerly Visual WorkShop).  IST's Visaj visual builder for Java is integrated
 and delivered with a number of third-party products.  Founded in 1982, IST
 ranks major corporations in finance, technology, aerospace,
 telecommunications, defense and government in a prestigious customer and
 client list.  The company is privately held and is based in Palo Alto,
 California, and Reading, United Kingdom.
     For further information, visit IST at http://www.ist-inc.com.
 
     About The Open Group
     The Open Group, a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, is
 committed to delivering greater business efficiency by bringing together
 buyers and suppliers of information technology to lower the time, cost and
 risks associated with integrating new technology across the enterprise.  The
 Open Group's mission is to offer all organizations concerned with open
 information infrastructures a forum where they can share knowledge, integrate
 open initiatives, and certify approved products and processes in a manner in
 which they continue to trust our impartiality.  More information on The Open
 Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org
 
     X-Designer is a registered trademark, DeltaStream, IST and the IST logo
 are trademarks of Imperial Software Technology Limited.  Visaj and Navajo are
 registered trademarks of Pacific Imperial, Inc. Sun, Sun Microsystems, Java,
 JavaBeans, 100% Pure Java, Java WorkShop and Solaris are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries.  X Window System is a trademark and UNIX and Motif are registered
 trademarks of The Open Group.  Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks
 of Microsoft Corporation.  SGI and Irix are trademarks of Silicon Graphics,
 Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Other company,
 product and service names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  Imperial Software Technology