Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2017 20:56 UTC, submitted by Alex
OpenStep, GNUstep

After almost 8 years (we talked about it, of course), a new version of the GNUSTEP live CD has been released - version 2.5, for amd64. The live CD is based on Debian 9, has low hardware requirements, and uses Linux 4.9 with compressed RAM and no systemd. The live CD is a very easy and non-destructive way of testing out and playing with GNUSTEP, a free software implementation of OPENSTEP.

It's been a long, long time since I got to use our glorious *STEP database category. Isn't that one beautiful icon?

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RE: Sigh
by moondevil on Thu 27th Jul 2017 07:08 UTC in reply to "Sigh"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I also spent some time there on the past, and for a few years I even used AfterStep followed by WindowMaker as my main window managers.

But given that most of their talks at FOSDEM were related to building theme engines, catching up with Panther and they lacked a workable Objective-C 2.x implementation, it was clear it would go nowhere.

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RE[2]: Sigh
by alexmyczko on Thu 27th Jul 2017 19:14 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
alexmyczko Member since:
2017-07-27
RE[2]: Sigh
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 28th Jul 2017 14:10 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

True. When ever any project starts prioritizing themes and engines of them over real tangible technical progress.... Its a clear sign that death is around the corner ( cough cyanogen cough) .

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RE[3]: Sigh
by heron on Fri 28th Jul 2017 18:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Sigh"
heron Member since:
2005-08-07

Who said we did? ;)

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RE[2]: Sigh
by heron on Fri 28th Jul 2017 18:53 in reply to "RE: Sigh"
heron Member since:
2005-08-07

GCC and Clang are responsible for implementing the compiler, not GNUstep. Clang has a workable ObjC2 implementation and works just fine with GNUstep now.

Gregory Casamento

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