Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Dec 2008 11:58 UTC, submitted by probono
BSD and Darwin derivatives Most of you will know that the underlying core set of components of Mac OS X and the iPhone operating system are released under the Apple Public Source License, an FSF-approved open source license. Few of you, however, will have actually used Darwin in any other form than Mac OS X or the iPhone OS. Despite numerous projects attempting so, Darwin has never gained any significant traction apart from Apple's own interest. The PureDarwin project tries to rise from the ashes of the OpenDarwin project, and has just released a Christmas developer preview.
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by heron on Sat 27th Dec 2008 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
heron
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Tyrione,

This is a meme/idea that I've been trying to combat for a while: GNUstep is not just OpenStep. It is an implementation of the Cocoa APIs as well. We try our best to maintain compatibility with both when possible or practical.

The project is very much aimed towards Cocoa compatibility and has been doing so over the last few years.

As far as the aversion of the community to ObjC, I'm not surprised about this, but things are starting to change with the popularity of such languages as Ruby. People are getting used to dealing with dynamic languages.

Also, with the resurgence of Apple, ObjC is becoming more popular or, at least, better understood.

Thanks,
Gregory Casamento
- GNUstep Chief Maintainer.

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