Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 07:29 UTC, submitted by Gregory
OSNews, Generic OSes The Hurd is still doing its thing. "Jeremie Koenig started working on his Google Summer of Code project: bringing not only Java to the Hurd, but also fixing or adding missing parts in the Hurd's components along the way. For example, he already contributed a set of signal handling improvements. Samuel Thibault created the first Debian GNU/Hurd CD set with a graphical installer. You can dowload it at the usual place for Debian CD images."
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RE[3]: Comment by greygandalf
by TimKack on Fri 15th Jul 2011 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by greygandalf"
TimKack
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2011-07-13

When you say that GNUstep has had a lot of progress the last 15 years, what exactly do you mean?
While I can understand that Webkit is important in order to create a modern browser - that is not the goal and never has been the goal of GNUstep.
The goal for GNUstep is to track Cocoa as close as possible and only deviate when it makes sense. Foundation and AppKit are production ready and are used (maybe not to the extent that I would like to see but, used!) in both commercial applications and opensource.
GNUstep now has a working ObjC2 runtime (with garbage collection) that is more or less equivalent to Apple's either using GCC 4.x or clang.
There is a UIKit implementation in progress.
There is an implementation of Core(xxxx) libraries going on with steady progress.
There are a lot of things happening.
In terms of code quality I cannot really comment between Cocotron vs GNUstep - I leave that. I did notice that Cocotron claims to have only AppKit for Windows? GNUstep has it for Windows, *nix (X11, Cairo, LibArt).

And I fail to see what the relevance to Hurd is? True, GNUstep is a GNU project and it should be working for GNU Hurd but GNUstep is in no way dependent on GNU Hurd or the other way around.

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