OpenStep, GNUstep Archive

New GNUstep release — InterfaceBuilder compatibility

The GNUstep project released new versions of its frameworks: Base 1.13, GUI 0.11, along with a new version of the Graphical Interface Builder for GNUstep, Gorm (1.1). The new version of Base adds new classes for NSPredicate, better url management, as well as improving support on Windows. On the GUI side, among the noteworthy changes since the previous release (0.10.3, march 2006) is the new support for key encoding in all gui classes - which means you can now load and save OS X nib files.

GNUStep’s StepTalk 0.10.0 Released

The latest version of GNUStep's StepTalk was recently posted. StepTalk is a language independent scripting framework providing access to GNUStep's functionality, including the ability to dynamically load modules, utilize various programming languages, and other good stuff. This version contains a few additions and subtractions from the previous one.

Objective Modula-2 for Cocoa and GNUstep

Objective Modula-2 (or ObjM2) is an extension to Modula-2 which follows the Objective-C object model and retains the bracketed Smalltalk message passing syntax introduced in Objective-C. Like Objective-C, Objective Modula-2 is a reflective, object oriented programming language with both static and dynamic typing. It is intended as a safer alternative to Objective-C for Cocoa and GNUstep software development.

Release of the GNUSTEP LiveCD version 0.9.4

Following the NeXT tradition with mixed case, GNUSTEP is a livecd/distribution while GNUstep is an implementation of the OpenStep API. GNUSTEP is based on morphix, and use the GNUstep libraries and GNUstep-based applications to provides a NeXTSTEP-like environment that people can easily test and use. This new release comes 8 month since the precedent 0.5 release, and brings a lot of new GNUstep applications with it, as well as an upgrade of the GNUstep libraries and the development tools.

GNUstep 1.10.1 Released

GNUstep is a cross-platform, object oriented environment composed of frameworks, tools, and servers (daemons). In the new version, An NSXMLParser class was added. Runtime discovery of the library version is now possible. NSArrays makeObjectsPerformSelector now iterates in same order as Mac OS X. The designated initializers for NSArray, NSDictionary, NSSet, and NSString were changed for Mac OS X compatibility.

OpenStep 10th anniversary

Today, the OpenStep API celebrates its 10th anniversary. What started out as a joint adventure of NeXT and SUN to define an application development standard that would run on all machines, making "write once compile everywhere" a reality, is still unfolding within the vivid and active community of GNUstep, old NeXT and Apple lovers.

GNUstep 0.9.4, Lesstif 0.93.96 and Fox Toolkit Releases

Gnustep features a rearranged printing kit, LessTif now supports wheel mice and it builds as Motif 2.1 clone, while Fox had a recent development release too (1.3.12). Some of Fox's flagship applications include Xfe, ReZound & Goggles which look great in AA (screenshot). Elsewhere, gtk2-perl released a bug fix package of the GladeXML module while the Gnome developers are now discussing the possibility of adding Python (pygtk, part of Gnome Bindings) to the core Gnome release.