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Re: Some thoughts about GS
Re: Some thoughts about GS
Wed, 3 Jan 2001 12:44:28 +0100
>IMHO what is useful:
>1. Getting GNUstep to 1.0 and the same goes for PC and Gorm.
>2. Building RPMs for SuSE and Red Hat (TurboLinux, Mandrake?), or
contact those vendors to >have them do it.
>3. Building tgz and deb packages for inclussion in Slackware and
Debian (I could contact >Patrick Volkerding about the Slackware
>This would get people started. Which is the most important thing.
If it is not on the CD they have
>they tend to overlook things.
I completely agree. I just installed SUSE 7.0 on a PowerBook and
hoped (expected) to find a GNUstep snapshot on the CDs. Unfortunately
all I found was the Afterstep WindowManager which is not very useful
on its own.
The most important thing in my opinion is to make it much easier to
get people started with GNUstep (get the system running, write the
"Hello World" program). I know that it is difficult to distribute
binaries but that is the way to go. Many users will be motivated to
compile the GNUstep sources if they already have a running system,
like many Linux users are willing to build their own kernel after
having played around with a running (deafult) system for a while.
> 4. A Killer application (to make GNUstep unavoidable): I don't know
> which one right now.
Very important point. We are just in the process of porting our
database based Document Management and Scientific Wordprocessing
System (see www.advanced-science.com) from OPENSTEP to MacOSX. We
believe that our software is a must have not only for physicists and
mathematicians but simply for all students. We would certainly love
to offer a version for GNUstep as well and thus do our part to make
GNUstep more popular. SmartAssistant is completely written in
Objective-C. All we need is Foundation and AppKit.
Again, if you (the GNUstep community) want to attract developers
make the installation process for a simple development system as easy
as possible. I gave it (GNUstep) a try a few months ago and
encountered so many problems while building the core system that I
finally ended up downloading the source tree for gcc only to get a
compiler capable of building the GNUstep sources. That cannot be it.
- Re: Some thoughts about GS, (continued)
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- RE: Some thoughts about GS, Tim . Bissell, 2001/01/03
- RE: Some thoughts about GS, ian . mondragon, 2001/01/03
- Re: Some thoughts about GS, Jason H Clouse, 2001/01/03
- Re: Some thoughts about GS, Stefanos Kiakas, 2001/01/03
- Re: Some thoughts about GS, Philippe C . D . Robert, 2001/01/04
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- RE: Some thoughts about GS, ian . mondragon, 2001/01/05