Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:56 UTC, submitted by Alex
OpenStep, GNUstep

After almost 8 years (we talked about it, of course), a new version of the GNUSTEP live CD has been released - version 2.5, for amd64. The live CD is based on Debian 9, has low hardware requirements, and uses Linux 4.9 with compressed RAM and no systemd. The live CD is a very easy and non-destructive way of testing out and playing with GNUSTEP, a free software implementation of OPENSTEP.

It's been a long, long time since I got to use our glorious *STEP database category. Isn't that one beautiful icon?

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Disappointment
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 28th Jul 2017 06:35 UTC
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When I saw the article I thought we would see some progress on GNUStep. But the truth it that little or - to my perception - no visible further development has happened.
It is a real pity because from a software architecture point of view, this is a so much better platform than all the other desktop environments we are seeing today. If I was a devoloper I would much rather want to work on this than all the other stuff the industry is heading for today, especially everything that is integrating 'web technologies' into the basic application framework.

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