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Re: GNUstep on 10.7

From: artware
Subject: Re: GNUstep on 10.7
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:20:47 -0500

This is what I wound up doing, though it took significantly longer
than an hour to install FreeBSD and get it up to speed with
subversion, etc. I'm using Parallels—maybe it's slower?

I'm now working my way through David's workflow, using FreeBSD 9.0-B1


On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 9:41 AM, David Chisnall <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 28 Aug 2011, at 14:57, Adam Fedor wrote:
>> Better to build on OSX/Cocoa and deploy on FreeBSD/GNUstep. You'd have to 
>> test on FreeBSD anyway due to operating system differences.
> I agree with this.  OS X and FreeBSD have almost the same libc, making it the 
> easiest place to port OS X code to, but there are still some subtle 
> differences that can bite you if you're unlucky.
> If you don't want another physical machine, it only takes about an hour to 
> install FreeBSD in a VirtualBox VM and then install GNUstep on top.  This is 
> what I do, so that I can test my code on 32-bit and 64-bit FreeBSD easily.
> And, if you find that you want to use some Cocoa classes or methods that are 
> not yet present in GNUstep, then patches are very welcome...
> David
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