Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 20:39 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep The developers behind Etoile have discussed their future plans for the project recently, and have provided a summary of the discussion on the mailing list. The Etoile live CD project will be transferred from Nicolas (due to a lack of time) to Quentin; he says: "I will recreate an environment for building the LiveCD from scratch (will now be built on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn LiveCD). To help in this process, Nicolas sent me the current LiveCD scripts. I hope to succeed in two or three weeks." On Etoile itself: "Focus will be put on core elements like System, MenuServer, Azalea, AZDock etc. rather than polished applications for this release. We don't have enough manpower for now and it's better to have a stable foundation to begin with." The next release is now planned for the coming three weeks.
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RE[2]: Cocoa
by Doc Pain on Tue 1st May 2007 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Cocoa"
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"GNUStep's the better choice."

I think that's correct. GNUstep offers good API and framework while looking professional (or everything else you want it to look like). Applications can be developed for both UNIX / Linux and Mac OS X systems with relative few work which is an interesting point if you want to design multiplatform applications (which you cannot do with "Windows" in an acceptable manner).

While I tended to start a new software project (ranging in the sector of medical software, testing and diagnostics) using Gtk and C, I now feel GNUstep and ObjC would be the better choice. ObjC is not that bad and GNUstep even has useful RAD like tools. Personally, I would not think about using something like Wine or Cedega, but that may be different because I do not have to re-use "Windows" stuff. Furthermore, if software does not need to run on "Windows" platforms, why consider it?

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