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Re: Updated Roadmap
Re: Updated Roadmap
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:55:34 -0400
Currently Terminal is not distributed with GNUstep itself, it's in GAP. Mail is also not in GNUstep. The only applications which are distributed with GNUstep are:
And a few examples:
The first three are development apps... GWorkspace is a FileViewer and is the one desktop app that is in GNUstep. SystemPreferences is for maintaining default settings.
Also, GAP has been around for several years. :) We've become more active over the last couple of months.
Also... you're not forced as a packager to include anything you don't want. :) You can deliver the apps separately since they exist in separate places in the repository.
On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Markus Hitter <address@hidden>
Am 25.03.2009 um 21:37 schrieb Gregory Casamento:
I'm throwing this out for discussion [...]
Is it still a good idea to keep applications like Mail.app or Terminal.app with the development libraries/frameworks? For a few months now there's the GNUstep Application Project (GAP) and moving those apps there would make the central part of GNUstep independent from these.
The reason I'm asking is, I think a GNUstep-only GNU/Linux distro won't be accepted by a wide audience anytime soon, if it happens at all. Accordingly, GNUstep should be (and is) prepared to coexist on other distros like FreeBSD, PC-BSD, Debian, Ubuntu, SuSe, Windows, ... you name it. Any of these distros, for example, feature a terminal application already, so for me it's questionable to keep another one written in GNUstep with the central GNUstep libraries/frameworks. Moving non-development-oriented apps into GAP would better reflect the thinking of most of today's OS distributions, giving users a more comfortable experience.
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