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Re: The Path of GNUstep (Was: Re: Gnustep + mac + windows? Possible?)


From: Matt Rice
Subject: Re: The Path of GNUstep (Was: Re: Gnustep + mac + windows? Possible?)
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:27:07 -0700 (PDT)

I think this thread would have died if there wasn't
any mixed feelings 

I also think that a windows port is good for potential
OS X developers

and I think it'd be neat to use cross compilers and
such to create gnustep binaries for other platforms
so not to lock those developers into those platforms

http://www.lilypond.org/stable/Documentation/windows/out-www/compiling.html

cygwin should have guile 1.6.0 by now
(though the gnustep tests seem to be based off of 1.4)

if anyone wants I have some patches at home which if
not correct will give a good overview of the changes
in the guile api

matt

--- Tim Harrison <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jason Clouse wrote:
> 
>   > evangelizing and publicity are needed.  But I
> think that cross-platform
>   > portability would be a great draw.  Especially
> if deployment on other
>   > Unices AND Windows were solid AND easy.
> 
> Okay, I know I'm going to get absolutely blasted for
> this one, but...
> 
> I really don't think that the GNUstep project should
> be spending time
> developing anything for Windows at this point.
> 
> First off, Windows is not an open platform, and
> after the debacle
> regarding the VMWare licencing, and the subsequent
> statements made about
> using applications that are not open source/free
> software to benefit
> free software/open source projects, it feels a
> little... err... dirty.
> 
> Also, with the focus split between the Unix and
> Windows platform, the
> resources are also split.  As we all know, there's
> still much to be done
> in GNUstep, and if everyone focused on one platform,
> there could be that
>     much more progress.
> 
> As a traditional situation, sure, it's nice to see
> GNUstep running on
> the platforms that OpenStep was designed for, but
> the original OpenStep
> specification was done by commercial entities with
> the resources to
> implement on multiple platforms.  Right now, GNUstep
> seems to have
> problems just compiling and running on OpenBSD and
> NetBSD.  Shouldn't
> there be more focus on those systems, rather than
> Windows?
> 
> As I say, I'm sure I'm going to get completely
> blasted for this one, so
> I'm preparing now, but I figured if I didn't say
> something, it would
> just gnaw away at me. :)
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Tim Harrison
> address@hidden
> http://www.linuxstep.org/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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