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FOSDEM 2011 devroom application - will GAP and QuantumSTEP / mySTEP part
FOSDEM 2011 devroom application - will GAP and QuantumSTEP / mySTEP participate?
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 23:00:48 +0200
I plan to send in the following form to apply for a GNUstep devroom
at FOSDEM 2011. Some comments of mine / questions to you start with
--- snip ---
Devroom request form
devroom name: *
The name or topic of the devroom
World of GNUstep - a collaboration of GNUstep related projects
--> this is somewhat similar to last years topic. If you've a more
brilliant idea please let me know
devroom description: *
A description of the devroom: its topic, goals and target projects.
GNUstep is a free, object-oriented, cross-platform, OpenStep/Cocoa
API compatible framework and development environment written in
Étoilé is an innovative GNUstep based user environment designed from
the ground up around the things people do with computers: create,
collaborate, and learn.
- GAP - the GNUstep Application Project
The GNUstep Application Project provides a comprehensive set of
administration and user level tools to make using GNUstep based
environments a very pleasant experience. Part of the charter of this
project is not only to write new tools, but also to port existing
NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Cocoa applications to GNUstep as well.
- QuantumSTEP / mySTEP
QuantumSTEP is a Mac-like Application Platform that can be installed
on existing mobile Linux devices (Openmoko, Zaurus, Letux, ...)
aiming at highest level of useage, data and application source code
compatibility (to the Macintosh platform) prepared for perfect data
exchange and sync.
--> IMPORTANT: I need to know whether GAP and QuantumSTEP / mySTEP
will participate in 2011
- teach interested developers how to write cross platform
applications or port Cocoa applications to Linux BSD and Windows
- share news about the latest development and plans on GNUstep
- improve collaboration between the several GNUstep related projects
- using GNUstep to write applications for mobile devices ((e.g.
- code sprints, hacking, discussing
--> what else?
--> also mostly copy paste from last year's application. but then
again, we didn't change our topics and goals, didn't we?
devroom related URLs: *
Some URLs related to the devroom request and projects (one URL per
--> are there any new URLs I could add here?
name of the responsible: *
Name of the devroom responsible.
--> is somebody willing to help here? Richard?
Contact email of the responsible.
relation to the topic: *
How the devroom responsible relates to the topic of the devroom
(developer of a project or community manager or ...)
Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf is a community manager for GNUstep
Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00
Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
[x] Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00
--> most people opted for saturday, so I did choose saturday here
Devrooms are one day by default. You can select the day you prefer.
(a request for multiple days needs convincing argumentation in the
'comments' section below)
Optionally, any comments or questions you have.
Objective-C, the principal language of GNUstep, is currently the
fastest growing programming language according to http://
GNUstep has the pivotal role of offering a free implementation of the
Objective-C de-facto framework-standard "OpenStep" (now Cocoa). It
enables thereby free and open source application and framework
development while maintaining compatibility to recognized industrial
GNUstep is a good match for FOSDEM since the target audience of
GNUstep are developers who want to develop cross platform (Unix,
Windows, Mac) GUI or server side applications or command line tools
using state of the art object oriented Frameworks.
--> I'd like to have a native speaker to proof read this. Also, I'd
like to know whether all this sounds to much like marketing bs?
--- snap ---
If everybody is satisfied with this I'll send this to the FOSDEM
folks on friday.
- FOSDEM 2011 devroom application - will GAP and QuantumSTEP / mySTEP participate?,
Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf <=