Sigh. No LWN, we are not dropping packages
So LWN decided to report openmotif is being dropped from the Fedora development tree which is great except that they added this bit “As a result, a number of packages using openmotif (including cmucl, ddd, nedit, and xpdf) will break; they, too, will be removed if they cannot be shifted over to lesstif in the next month.” LWN doesnt seem to have a way to link to their short summary directly either. If you go to http://lwn.net you should be able to see it for a while however.
I dont know where the editor Jonathan Corbet got this particular piece of information from since it has not been reported in any of the Fedora lists that we are going to be dropping packages. On the contrary all the ground work required to make sure these applications can work with lesstif has already been done. Now I hear all the unnecessary complaints that people are going to lose their favorite packages – xpdf, ddd, cmucl or whatever. I am tired of doing damage control today.