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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by Boudewijn on Sun 6th Jun 2004 20:58 UTC

should have been picked up instead of Gnome -- when Gnome was started as an answer to KDE, GNUstep was already a GNU project. Anyone not suffering from a horrible case of NIH-syndrome would have recognized that. If only the stated goal of the project wouldn't have been (as it still is) not to make a desktop environment, but an application platform. As if a GNUstep application would blend in in any other environment at all.

But at that time, GNUstep was still building a display postscript renderning backend (not so different, in the end, from what Cairo is doing now), and lots of other interesting things. Taking out ads in Linux Journal even...

And nowadays, there are themes for them as likes that kind of thing, and Renaissance does pixel-independent widget layouting. There are apps: Workspace and GNUmail are quite capable. And the environment is still a whole lot more pleasant to use than OS X.