Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Apr 2008 21:52 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep And yet another release of the GNUstep live CD, version 1.8 this time. "GNUstep (this is a live CD, an operating system, a distribution) contains a lot of software for GNUstep, a free implementation of the OPENSTEP framework (which was also the base as Cocoa in Mac OS X)."
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What is GNUstep?
by Polari on Thu 10th Apr 2008 08:31 UTC
Polari
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2006-02-24

Is it simply for developing applications, or is it one day going to be a complete desktop environment?

Don't get me wrong, I think GNUstep's great but the project seems to have something of an identity crisis. Applications developed with it seem to adhere too strictly to NeXT style to work well in any desktop environment except a GNUstep one. Yet there is no GNUstep window manager. If you want GNUstep, you have to settle for an awkward kludge of GNUstep and WindowMaker.

At the same time though, there's no effort to better integrate GNUstep applications with the likes of GNOME and KDE. So what is GNUstep? Once again, I'm not criticising, I'm genuinely curious.

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