Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 23:06 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep I don't really know what Sony wants with this, but they're using GNUstep, so that's something, I guess. "Sony's Networked Application Platform is a project designed to leverage the open source community to build and evolve the next generation application framework for consumer electronic devices. The developer program gives access to a developer community and resources like SDK, tools, documentation and other developers. The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.). While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has diverged considerably."
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RE[3]: MeeGo
by Darkmage on Fri 26th Nov 2010 03:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: MeeGo"
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exactly, they should stop using hacks and just implement an actual obj-c window manager/desktop. GWorkspace is mostly there. personally I'd like to see an entire distro built around the mac filesystem layout but I know a lot of people will disagree with me about that. But at least focusing on a DE based on gnustep would be a huge step forward IMHO. It has mail/music/irc. Cleanup mplayer's gui for gnustep, finish webkit and a jabber client, and you'd be well on the way to a fully useful desktop environment. The best thing about gnustep is apps written for it using obj-c don't just look like apple apps. They actually work like apple apps. With correct handling of linked services, proper UI layout etc.

Edited 2010-11-26 03:13 UTC

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