Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2007 15:29 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep "Once again FOSDEM is over and was a great success for GNUstep. Attendance by GNUstep developers/users was, if anything, even better than last year, and the combined GNUstep/OpenGroupware booth was well attended and looked very good with a selection of leaflets to give away, books to show NeXT and Cocoa relationships, and T-shirts for sale."
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other platforms?
by transputer_guy on Thu 1st Mar 2007 23:26 UTC
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I wonder how much would be involved in porting GNUstep to BeOS, not strictly Unix based, but has fair Posix compatibility, this would seem much more compelling than the previous GTK port done years ago. Seems like a great way to get quality apps onto a platform too.

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RE: other platforms?
by atezun on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 00:21 in reply to "other platforms?"
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While I love GNUstep, (I'm actually learning to program Objective-C in the hopes of writing a few desktop apps one day for it) it looks quite different from your usually app just on linux. In BeOS a GNUstep app might look damn near awful. Though from what I recall there is work going into making GNUstep apps play better with other systems, including KDE and gnome I haven't heard BeOS mentioned at all. One hurdle is though that BeOS' gcc complier is extremely behind the times these days and will be for the release of haiku R1 as well in order to prevent breakage if I'm not mistaken. I don't know if it would be an issue for compiling objective-c programs, which is what the majority, if not all of the current GNUstep apps out there use, but it very well might be a large one.

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