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Re: What is GNUStep used for?


From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: What is GNUStep used for?
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:58:54 -0700 (PDT)
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On 15 Okt., 00:25, Gary Dumer <address@hidden> wrote:
> Exactly what is GNUStep used for?
>
> Here's what I can figure out:
>
> 1. It's not an operating system.
>
> 2. It's not a GUI builder.
>
> 3. It includes Objective-C as its main application building tool.
>
> 4. It has some really ugly, retro looking appsĀ  (Gorm... etc.) for developing 
> programs.
>
> What I'd like to know:
>
> 1. Is it designed to promote Objective-C?
>
> 2. If it does not produce GUI apps, how were Gorm... etc. produced?
>
> 3. Is it mainly for Linux and Windows?
>
> 4. Is it necessary to use GNUStep and its libraries or may I just write ObjC 
> apps using GCC?
>
> The website doesn't do a very good job of introducing potential new users to 
> the true purpose and use of GNUStep.
>
> So I repeat... What is GNUStep used for?

You can see GNUstep as the "Standard Obj-C Libraries (+ some tools)"
in a similar way as libc for C, C++ Standard Library for C++, J2SE/GNU
classpath for JAVA, etc.


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