I guess since nedit 5.4 is still in rc2 it's to early to ask for an ebuild,
however, when building it manually in /usr/local, nedit refuses to build
against both openmotif-2.2.2 and all lesstif versions available in Gentoo.
Also referes to these URLs:
Could Gentoo please stay away from "highest-version-is-always-best"
(QA please) and use versions that are compatible with current programs?
For nedit that would be openmotif-2.1.30 -- but for some reason that is
updated continously to 2.2.2 because certain packages explicitely ask for
2.2.2 -- and also by world updates. Lesstif still overwrites most of
openmotif -- as discovered in the opera bug a veeery long time ago.
this bug speaks of the issue with nedit and Motif clones :
(issue did not change since RC1)
we are currently trying to solve this situation
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 29388 ***
Ummm, I don't want to offend anyone, but at this rate, it will be a
very looong time until a solution to 29388 is found. A solution to a
problem that continues to exist for more than 14 months now. A problem
that shouldn't have passed basic QA in the first place.