Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2007 23:00 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep The Etoile project has released a release candiate for the 0.2 version of their live CD. "The Etoile project aims to produce a document-centric desktop and post-desktop environment. The project is built on top of GNUstep, a high-quality Free Software implementation of the OpenStep specification from Sun and NeXT and popularised by Apple as Cocoa."
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Finally
by bsharitt on Wed 27th Jun 2007 23:11 UTC
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2005-07-07

I've been waiting on an RC or new beta. I'm looking forward to a modern GNUStep based desktop.

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PowerPC
by KugelKurt on Wed 27th Jun 2007 23:42 UTC
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2005-07-06

Cosidering that (at least from my impression) quite a few Étoilé developers have a Macintosh background, I wonder why there's no PowerPC live CD.

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Password
by zizban on Thu 28th Jun 2007 00:17 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

This might be dumb, but I didn't see it, what is the live cd login/password?

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RE: Password
by zizban on Thu 28th Jun 2007 00:50 UTC in reply to "Password"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Never mind, found it ;)

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Wahh
by kaiwai on Thu 28th Jun 2007 00:55 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Whats happened to the website? everytime news is made about this distribution, I can't even load the website! Anyone give me a heads up on why the website is broken?

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RE: Wahh
by Spellcheck on Thu 28th Jun 2007 02:30 UTC in reply to "Wahh"
Spellcheck Member since:
2007-01-20

It's not.

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RE: Wahh
by KugelKurt on Thu 28th Jun 2007 08:17 UTC in reply to "Wahh"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe your ISP can't connect to that server. Try using a proxy server.

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HArdware Requirements
by searly on Thu 28th Jun 2007 08:19 UTC
searly
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2006-02-27

Anybody know the hardware requirements ... looking for sth. nice to install on a very old laptop.

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RE: HArdware Requirements
by Sodki on Thu 28th Jun 2007 09:05 UTC in reply to "HArdware Requirements"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

IceWM, Fluxbox or regular GNUstep should do the trick.

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RE[2]: HArdware Requirements
by Doc Pain on Thu 28th Jun 2007 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE: HArdware Requirements"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"IceWM, Fluxbox or regular GNUstep should do the trick."

Depending on how "old" the laptop actually is, XFCE 3 and 4, IceWM, FluxBox and WindowMaker are a good idea for a GUI system. Even fvwm is imaginable, if you want to do some "cosmetics" after installation. :-)

(NB: GNUstep != WindowMaker, GNUstep != a window manager or a desktop; == a framework / library / standard specification; WindowMaker is the official window manager for GNUstep, but it is not written using GNUstep, if I remember correctly)

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RE[3]: HArdware Requirements
by ChrisV on Fri 29th Jun 2007 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HArdware Requirements"
ChrisV Member since:
2006-11-13

WindowMaker is the official window manager for GNUstep, but it is not written using GNUstep, if I remember correctly


You do. Window Maker is using its own toolkit library called WiNGS (an acronym for WiNGS is not GNUstep).

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Precision..
by NicolasRoard on Thu 28th Jun 2007 10:08 UTC
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2005-07-16

This is a RC, meaning that if you want to really play with etoile, it'd better to wait for the final release of the livecd (shouldn't be very long now normally). Compared to the previous pre-0.2 livecd, there's also less apps to play with.

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Odd
by rajan r on Fri 29th Jun 2007 08:17 UTC
rajan r
Member since:
2005-07-27

Its odd Etoile decided to build a document-centric desktop based on something quite application-centric: OpenStep.

Though, based from the screenshots, it doesn't seem all that much more document-centric than other OpenStep-ish implementations.

Nice website though, a nice change from horribly-designed websites of other distributions. A good first impression.

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