Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 21:05 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep "The Etoile project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.2 of the Etoile User Environment for UNIX-like systems. The Etoile project aims to produce a user environment for desktop and small form-factor devices, with tight integration between components. The 0.2 release is primarily targeted at developers interested in a GNUstep-based environment. This release includes improvements to the Camaelon theme engine, providing a clean and modern appearance to GNUstep-based applications. This is combined with the Etoile Menu Server, providing a horizontal menu bar similar to that found in Mac OS, and making this the first Etoile release with enough features in place to be usable on a daily basis." There are screenshots too.
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Some things look really OSXish
by NeoX on Sun 29th Jul 2007 02:45 UTC
NeoX
Member since:
2006-02-19

Like the menu bar, the dock. Not complaining, just stating what it looks like to me. I like it. Of course I like OSX too.

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zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Mac OS X has its roots in NeXTStep which spawned OpenSTEP which in turned spawned GnuStep.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The Dock is directly from NeXTSTEP - and that's where OS X has the dock from ;) . The menu bar is obviously inspired by Mac OS X, but is none-the-less the only sensible option for menubars in GnuSTEP due to the detached nature of menues in NextSTEP.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm old fashioned I know, but I liked those detached menus from NEXTSTEP. ;)

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ubit Member since:
2006-09-08

Docks have been around since RISCOS even...menu bars, DRI GEM got sued by Apple for that (before Look n feel turned out not to be copyrightable through the Lotus lawsuit I think), they had to change their whole interface. Same with Microsoft and Windows.

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