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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Um, no.
by bryanv on Thu 27th Jul 2017 14:51 UTC
bryanv
Member since:
2005-08-26

Downloaded it, played with it for a frustrating period of about 10 minutes.

Yeah, sorry fellas. It's not for me.

I find there is very little in the way of desktop computing that gets my juices going these days.

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RE: Um, no.
by alexmyczko on Thu 27th Jul 2017 19:13 in reply to "Um, no."
alexmyczko Member since:
2017-07-27

As you might have noticed, there's almost no software. Indeed it's meant for developers, as there's git, clang/gcc, emacs, manpages, and GNUstep with Gorm.

Read some docs from /var/www on the CD, and write software, or refer to www.gnustep.org for documentation. Sorry guys, unless you're a Terminal/console user, it's not for you. Unless you want something small, with low hardware requirements, and want to play nethack.

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RE[2]: Um, no.
by athird on Fri 28th Jul 2017 09:14 in reply to "RE: Um, no."
athird Member since:
2017-07-28

I seem to spend an awful lot of time making sure we don't break the GNUstep build of Emacs, but the Emacs developers think that nobody uses it. It's nice to see that it's at least making it onto the live CD.

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