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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OpenStep was not an OS!
by Anonymous on Mon 7th Jun 2004 06:06 UTC

"Without doing some real work, research and extend what openstep once was (in terms of the whole system, not just the API), I don't see much point into this either."

Then I am afraid there is a little fuzziness from your part when it comes to understand what OpenStep was: it was the API. That is the whole point of OpenStep, to berelatively OS independant. The kernel was NeXTStep for the x86 and 68K boxes, Solaris (dunno if the HP-UX version was ever released) and NT. NeXT had a weird way of labeling their products.

The beauty of OStep is that theoretically you can develop an application in any of those systems and port it w/o any overhead between target platforms. So think of OpenStep as a development system not an OS. In this case GNUStep are following the spirit of OStep, it was not supposed to be an OS per se. And it is still relevant because there is still enough of a porting problem between OSs to make it an still open question.