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Gregory John Casamento
Sat, 23 Dec 2006 11:14:36 -0800 (PST)
A quick analysis shows the following things:
1) They are missing many Cocoa classes
2) They do not use native widgets, they draw thier own, like we do.
3) Much of the nib decoding logic which is currently present in GNUstep is not
in Cocotron. That is to say... there are many cases that the Cocotron code
cannot handle properly when unarchiving Cocoa nibs. There are other problems
along these lines as well, such as some classes are missing keys which are
needed to function properly.
4) Cocoa compatible keyed nib encoding is entirely missing
5) The only way you can build it is by using Xcode on a mac and cross compiling
it for other platforms, this is a major drawback.
6) Printing appears to be non-functional, or, at least severely restricted...
more so than GNUstep's printing functionality currently is.
7) The TextEditor example is completely bogus. None of the connections in the
nib are actually made... none of the menus work. All it does is bring up a
window with an NSTextField in it and look halfway nice. Other than that the
example is non-functional.
I'm quite sure there's more, but the above is just from looking at it for about
10 minutes. :) There are, however, a few things that can be learned from the
project... particularly how the code is organized. I like the idea of having
class clusters in thier own directories/subprojects, it seems like the right
thing to do.
The only reason that Cocotron looks good under Windows, I suspect, is because
it was themed that way. It likely looks precisely the same under Linux.
It's unfortunate that all of these efforts are going on in parallel with
GNUstep (libFoundation, Cocotron, AJRFoundation) instead of people getting
together and collaborating on one project.
In conclusion, GNUstep is a much more mature and complete project than Cocotron
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