Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Nov 2011 22:48 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep "A little over one year after the 1.0 release, I'm happy to announce the 1.6 release of the GNUstep Objective-C runtime. This provides a superset of the functionality of Apple's Mac OS X 10.7/iOS 5 runtimes and provides a solid foundation for Objective-C and Objective-C++ development on Free Software platforms."
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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by Midar on Sat 26th Nov 2011 23:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
Midar
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2011-11-26

Actually, this is exactly why I wrote my ObjC framework - I didn't want to be limited to OS X and write software using one framework that exists everywhere.

If you're interested, have a look at https://webkeks.org/objfw/. It's quite mature already, yet there's still to do and not many use it yet. Be sure to check out the development version, as the last release is quite outdated and a new release will come soon!

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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Sun 27th Nov 2011 01:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
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2010-01-11

Very nice. I downloaded the documentation and checked it out.

How far do you plan on taking it? Will you be implementing any sort of GUI toolkit?

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RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Midar on Sun 27th Nov 2011 03:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
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2011-11-26

The documentation on the homepage is of the quite old 0.5 release. Be sure to check out the developer version and type doxygen there to get an up-to-date documentation. It includes a lot of classes more now ;) .

As for the UI framework, the problem is that it's hard to have an abstraction for UIs that does look native anywhere - that's almost impossible, I guess. Maybe the better way is to just create bindings to common toolkits and have similar APIs so it's easy to port from one toolkit to another.

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