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RE: GNUstep version number(s) (was: Re: GNUstep article (was: Re: gnuste
RE: GNUstep version number(s) (was: Re: GNUstep article (was: Re: gnustep compared to other toolkits))
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 15:37:03 -0500
i personally think it would be more logical to, at least at this stage of
the game (with the core libs being solid & the gui still slightly shakey),
keep the division between the two.
as far as the menu conversion topic goes, that would most likely fall into
GWorkspace.app land, not GNUstep proper. :-)
- ian mondragon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert E. Hartley [SMTP:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 3:11 PM
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> Subject: Re: GNUstep version number(s) (was: Re: GNUstep article
> (was: Re:gnustep compared to other toolkits))
> Interesting points about keeping it in two different parts.
> We could go the other way, and make it a single consolidated thing whereby
> new user installs this monster sized GNU Step RPM file that gives them a
> work alike environment from the window manager all the way down to the
> apps and
> the dev tools like Gorm and the project manager. At that point,
> should just plain work, and all of the mess of choosing the right
> setting up environment variables, and so on, should be kept behind the
> We could even throw in something so that desktop icons and menus are
> from KDE or whatever they are using, kind of the way Gnome attempts to
> make it
> easy for users to keep their KDE menus.
> As adventurous as some people are, we cannot always count on them being
> keen to
> fiddle around with administrative details when other environments make it
> for them to get working from the get go.
> If I wanted to sell people on a new environment, I would want them to
> simply be
> able to either select the xStep environment at login, or be able to select
> fail safe login and the just type "step" when they get that first xterm.
> Linux has been my system of choice since the early 90's, and GNU Step is
> probably the most exciting thing I have seen in years.
> I think GNU Step is getting very close to the point where it is not just
> connoisseurs. Once it is there, we will have a Linux environment that
> even Mac
> aficionados like my Mother would love,