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Re: question about low availability of Mac OS X applications that has Gn

From: Riccardo Mottola
Subject: Re: question about low availability of Mac OS X applications that has GnuStep edition
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:10:48 +0100
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GNUstep has NSNetServices (Bonjour), but for sure there are things it does not 
have.  We welcome contributions to fill in any gaps.  However, the fact that 
there are and always will be gaps does not mean that the vast majority of 
funtionality is already provided and porting is therefore immensely easier than 
it might otherwise be.
I think this neds to remarked. The Foundation and AppKit frameworks are already very complete. Together with other kits available for GNUstep a big deal is already possible. Many new frameworks may be convenient, help coding or help performance on the mac, but this doesn't mean that what exists already can't implement the Application designed.

Even with just gnustep-core you have enough power to write a portable (to the mac) application of the caliber of a full office suite. It was done on OpenStep, it oculd be done again. Of course this is not a "direct porting". But if porting is desired, it can be considered in the application design phase already. This is done for other libraries like GTK, QT or Wx.


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