Should I use Motif or Tk?

Tk. That's my answer, in general. Curiously, I've written one book chapter and one magazine article on Motif in the past year [give refs]; although placing articles about Tk is harder (at least for me), neither editor balked when I concluded the pieces by advocating Tk in preference to Motif.

D. Richard Hipp puts the case for Tk forcefully in his late October 1997 posting to Usenet.





Larry Virden has generously pointed out that a correct version of this page will also cover "... ctaxt, Moat, TCLMOTIF, PortBox, tclMotif, [and] Visual Tcl." My thanks to Larry, who clearly has too much free time on his hands.
Cameron Laird's guide to deciding between Motif and Tk/