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Re: GNUstep download section


From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: GNUstep download section
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 20:39:34 -0800 (PST)

--- Paul Seelig <address@hidden> wrote:
> address@hidden (H.-R. Oberhage) writes:
> 
> > How about some debs in addition to rpms? Or is no-one using
> > Debian here? 
> >
> I do.
> 
> > There is someone maintaining the Debian packages
> > of GNUstep, I'd have to look up the name. 
> >
> 
> This used to be Matthias Klose <address@hidden> but he orphaned the
> GNUstep packages after offering them for adoption.  Unfortunately
> there was nobody either interested or capable of taking them over.
> Although being already a Debian maintainer myself (minor though) i
> didn't feel capable and dedicated enough to take them over.  I tried
> building the Debian GNUstep packages myself before and had a hard time
> with it.  GNUstep is far too complicated to build for my humble
> abilities.  

Why not let us know what problems you are having with the build?  Last time I
checked, on systems with an *official* release of GCC on them, the build is as
simple as:

cd core
./configure
make install

On my system I don't see any build problems and I download and build the new
snapshot once or twice a week.

> Being more a user than a developer of free software,
> GNUstep just doesn't fill any software need for me.  Sorry folks, but
> why should a non-developer user want to run GNUstep anyway?

No need to be sorry, right now GNUstep is not currently ready for the
non-developer.   When more applications are developed for the end user it will
then become clear why GNUstep is a better choice in ease use of applications
written for the end user as well as ease of development for the developer.

> > May be he's willing to do
> > these as he has to do them for the distribution anyhow?
> > [This is selfish, of course, as I'm using Debian GNU/Linux :-).]
> > 
> Well, the Debian GNUstep suite needs a new maintainer who knows his
> way around.  How about you? :-) I could at least sponsor other
> people's packages for upload to the official Debian FTP servers - but
> that's all i could do.

I wish I could adopt them, but I lack the time.  :(

>                                    Cheers, P. *8^)
> 
> PS: Both posted and mailed to the GNUstep usenet forum and mailing
> list since the mail/news gate doesn't seem to work at all since ever.
> -- 
>    ------------ Paul Seelig <address@hidden> -------------
>    African Music Archive - Institute for Ethnology and Africa Studies
>    Johannes Gutenberg-University   -  Forum 6  -  55099 Mainz/Germany
>    ------------------- http://ntama.uni-mainz.de --------------------
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