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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MeeGo
by vivainio on Thu 25th Nov 2010 19:58 UTC
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2008-12-26

GNUStep notwithstanding, apparently Sony missed the occasion when MeeGo was announced last february.

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RE: MeeGo
by Darkmage on Fri 26th Nov 2010 01:17 in reply to "MeeGo"
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2006-10-20

I'd like to see gnustep get its own windowmanager (Window maker is crap unless you want to live like a NEXT desktop), and I'd like to see etoileMenuServer cleaned up and released. atm I keep getting strange crashes/positioning issues with the mac-like menubars whenever I use the menuserver with apps/compiz/metacity. I think they could get a mac-like desktop up and running really quickly, which I know isn't a primary goal of theirs, but I think it would attract more developers. An open mac environment built on the linux kernel is a pretty compelling environment to use versus a cross platform api that has to compete with QT/WX etc.

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RE[2]: MeeGo
by tyrione on Fri 26th Nov 2010 02:06 in reply to "RE: MeeGo"
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2005-11-21

I'd like to see gnustep get its own windowmanager (Window maker is crap unless you want to live like a NEXT desktop), and I'd like to see etoileMenuServer cleaned up and released. atm I keep getting strange crashes/positioning issues with the mac-like menubars whenever I use the menuserver with apps/compiz/metacity. I think they could get a mac-like desktop up and running really quickly, which I know isn't a primary goal of theirs, but I think it would attract more developers. An open mac environment built on the linux kernel is a pretty compelling environment to use versus a cross platform api that has to compete with QT/WX etc.


Windowmaker is a poor man's NeXTStep UI Paradigm. It's a hack.

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RE[2]: MeeGo
by MacMan on Sat 27th Nov 2010 15:30 in reply to "RE: MeeGo"
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2006-11-19

An open mac environment built on the linux kernel is a pretty compelling environment to use versus a cross platform api that has to compete with QT/WX etc.


I could not agree more!

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