What version of software to download?

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Fri Jan 28 08:31:05 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 00:21 -0200, Leandro Melo wrote:
> Hi, i'm a beginner use. I've been trying to set up my development
> enviroment in fedora. Don't know if i'll be able to do it, but as i go
> one step further i come up with thousands of doubts.
> Here's a basic one.
> I'd like to download Eclipse (java ide) and there are a few builds for
> linux. In my case, i know i'd get the x86's versions, but there're two
> of them.
> - Linux (x86/Motif) 
> - Linux (x86/GTK 2) 
> There are an info page that says the red had system would use the gtk
> version, so i think that that's what i should use in fedora.
> However, i have a doubt: i understand that motif and gtk are user
> interfaces software, but i don't understand why would they have two
> diferent builds in this case. Can anyone explain to me?
> Also, i use default's gnome in fedora core, may it cause any problem?

Use the GTK version in Fedora. It's just a "look and feel" thing. You're
familiar as a gnome user with the GTK look and feel already, so stick
with that. You'd probably find the motif look and feel rather clunky and

Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org>

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