Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 23:06 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep I don't really know what Sony wants with this, but they're using GNUstep, so that's something, I guess. "Sony's Networked Application Platform is a project designed to leverage the open source community to build and evolve the next generation application framework for consumer electronic devices. The developer program gives access to a developer community and resources like SDK, tools, documentation and other developers. The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.). While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has diverged considerably."
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Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Thu 25th Nov 2010 04:46 UTC
neticspace
Member since:
2009-06-09

Forgive me of saying this. I thought GNUstep died a year ago. But please, I hope there are more updates to this wonderful Objective-C piece of work.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by Darkmage on Thu 25th Nov 2010 06:34 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

About damn time Gnustep got someone working on it. Gnustep is the single best project open source has. Rather than copying Microsoft. It'd be better to copy, then extend/improve on Apple. Imagine if a Linux server was as easy to manage as an Apple Xserve? Linux would easily take the market, especially once Samba 4 comes down the pipe with all of it's active directory/open exchange goodness. The usability of Apple combined with the versatility of open source and the Linux kernel's hardware support? bring it on.

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by Morgan on Sat 27th Nov 2010 20:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

How is GNUstep copying Apple? They are building on the foundation laid by NeXTSTEP and later OpenStep, which is what Apple is also doing (among other things).

Do some research before spouting of misinformation. It's as easy as visiting gnustep.org and reading for twenty seconds.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by vivainio on Thu 25th Nov 2010 10:43 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Forgive me of saying this. I thought GNUstep died a year ago. But please, I hope there are more updates to this wonderful Objective-C piece of work.


I can imagine how their marketing is spinning this.

"Everyone thought GNUStep is dead. Think again. We are starting to use it in a mission critical role, starting next yer".

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by greygandalf on Thu 25th Nov 2010 15:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
greygandalf Member since:
2008-04-07

People write us dead since 10 years or so...

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ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

The language and the API are far from dead. They are beating competition left an right, especially in the mobile segment.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by greygandalf on Thu 25th Nov 2010 14:59 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
greygandalf Member since:
2008-04-07

Oh, what did you make think so? Given that I develop incessantly on GNUstep and GAP and during the past two years there were releases of libraries, frameworks, applications and blog posts...
Was there a certain post or blog that made you think us dead? I'm curious.

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Fri 26th Nov 2010 02:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

IMO, GNUstep is not exposed to the mainstream news often and I don't like to see Objective C underutilized.

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by sorpigal on Mon 29th Nov 2010 13:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

It's just that most people don't run GNUstep as an X GUI any more. It's all GNOME now.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by SuperDaveOsbourne on Thu 25th Nov 2010 18:40 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
SuperDaveOsbourne Member since:
2007-06-24

GNUstep is hardly dead. In fact a friend of mine is doing daily commercial development with it for a testing automation toolset called Eggplant. GNUstep is very very *FAR* from being dead.

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