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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RE: Disappointment
by yahya on Fri 28th Jul 2017 12:39 UTC in reply to "Disappointment"
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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.


Indeed, the look is unchanged from 10-15 years ago, when we all still expected something awesome to come out of it. As if the whole etoile project came and went without leaving any trace.

I am not at all qualified to judge the technical merits of GNUstep, but usability wise it feels like being catapulted back in time to the first half of the 1990s.

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