Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 6th Jun 2004 18:09 UTC, submitted by Gürkan Sengün
OpenStep, GNUstep There is a new version of the GNUstep LIVE CD, version 0.5. All GNUstep was software updated, and alot new GNUstep software added. New game: Supertux. Debian GNU/Hurd K6 mini iso included. LaTeX, TeXmacs, Emacs added. TV software. Web browsers are dillo and links2. QTParted.
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RE: Ugh!
by Eugenia on Sun 6th Jun 2004 19:12 UTC

>That's probably the most hideous thing I've seen since Windows 95!

Everything is relative. Yes, today, it looks hideous. But it looks 99% the same as NeXTSTEP did ( and when NeXTSTEP was big in the beginning of the '90s, everything else looked terrible back then.

> What's the point of this?

I don't think there is a real point, at all. Maybe a bit of melancholy and "bringing back old memories" for the people who used NeXTSTEP back then and maybe to provide a prooving ground for GnuSTEP, but that's about it.

If there was a REAL effort to extend GnuSTEP and its surrounding software in terms of an operating system instead of just catching up with the OpenSTEP API implementation, to continue where NeXT *left off* and *innovate* and create the next-gen of the NeXTSTEP system, then yes, there would be a point. But something like this can not be achieved with 2-3 people having fun over the weekend.