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"
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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 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 Be sure to check out the development version, as the last release is quite outdated and a new release will come soon!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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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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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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