Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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GNUstep commercial applications
by Nicolas Roard on Wed 16th Jul 2003 14:23 UTC

Well, to my knowledge, nobody sells GNUstep *gui* applications. But there are a few companies which uses the GNUstep's Foundation, GNUstepWeb (a WebObject implementation) and GDL2 (an EOF implementation) in commercial products. Pantomime (the mail framework of GNUMail) is used in commercial product too. The recently announced uses for example some parts of GNUstep, and plans to fully uses it in the future.

In fact, with GNUstep supporters, there are two trends : some people just want a NeXT-like desktop/os based on GNUstep, while others believes more in the adoption of GNUstep's technologies in servers backends, using GNUstepWeb, base, and GDL2. Both of them seems interessting :-)
in the near term, people pushing for a better adoption as a "server" technology will perhaps grows quicker. But I'm hoping for a growing adoption as a desktop solution...