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Re: The Path of GNUstep (Was: Re: Gnustep + mac + windows? Possible?)

From: Matt Rice
Subject: Re: The Path of GNUstep (Was: Re: Gnustep + mac + windows? Possible?)
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:27:07 -0700 (PDT)

I think this thread would have died if there wasn't
any mixed feelings 

I also think that a windows port is good for potential
OS X developers

and I think it'd be neat to use cross compilers and
such to create gnustep binaries for other platforms
so not to lock those developers into those platforms


cygwin should have guile 1.6.0 by now
(though the gnustep tests seem to be based off of 1.4)

if anyone wants I have some patches at home which if
not correct will give a good overview of the changes
in the guile api


--- Tim Harrison <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jason Clouse wrote:
>   > evangelizing and publicity are needed.  But I
> think that cross-platform
>   > portability would be a great draw.  Especially
> if deployment on other
>   > Unices AND Windows were solid AND easy.
> Okay, I know I'm going to get absolutely blasted for
> this one, but...
> I really don't think that the GNUstep project should
> be spending time
> developing anything for Windows at this point.
> First off, Windows is not an open platform, and
> after the debacle
> regarding the VMWare licencing, and the subsequent
> statements made about
> using applications that are not open source/free
> software to benefit
> free software/open source projects, it feels a
> little... err... dirty.
> Also, with the focus split between the Unix and
> Windows platform, the
> resources are also split.  As we all know, there's
> still much to be done
> in GNUstep, and if everyone focused on one platform,
> there could be that
>     much more progress.
> As a traditional situation, sure, it's nice to see
> GNUstep running on
> the platforms that OpenStep was designed for, but
> the original OpenStep
> specification was done by commercial entities with
> the resources to
> implement on multiple platforms.  Right now, GNUstep
> seems to have
> problems just compiling and running on OpenBSD and
> NetBSD.  Shouldn't
> there be more focus on those systems, rather than
> Windows?
> As I say, I'm sure I'm going to get completely
> blasted for this one, so
> I'm preparing now, but I figured if I didn't say
> something, it would
> just gnaw away at me. :)
> -- 
> Tim Harrison
> address@hidden
> http://www.linuxstep.org/
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