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ANN: gui/back version 0.8.3


From: Adam Fedor
Subject: ANN: gui/back version 0.8.3
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:43:47 -0700
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This is an unstable release.

What is the GNUstep GUI Library?
================================

   It is a library of graphical user interface classes written
completely in the Objective-C language; the classes are based upon the
OpenStep specification as release by NeXT Software, Inc.  The library
has been enhanced in a number of ways to take advantage of the GNU
system.  These classes include graphical objects such as buttons, text
fields, popup lists, browser lists, and windows; there are also many
associated classes for handling events, colors, fonts, pasteboards and
images.

   The GNUstep GUI Library is designed in two parts.  The first part is
the front-end component which is independent of platform and display
system.  This front-end is combined with a back-end component which
handles all of the display system dependent such as specific calls to
X/Windows.  This design allows the GNUstep applications to have the
"look and feel" of the underlying display system without any changes to
the application, and the library can be easily ported to other display
systems.

   The GNUstep GUI Library requires the GNU Objective-C compiler, the
GNUstep Base Library, the TIFF Graphics library, and a back-end
component like the GNUstep 'Back' Backend.

Noteworthy changes in version `0.8.3'
=====================================

   * Additions for Gorm support.

   * Alpha support for OpenGL

   * Better ruler support - dragging of tab markers.

   * Document support, recent files, etc.

   * Simple printing to printer and print previewing.

   * Window focus fixes

   * Key view handling rewritten.

Where can you get it?  How can you compile it?
==============================================

   The gstep-gui-0.8.3.tar.gz distribution file has been placed on
`ftp.gnustep.org' in `pub/gnustep/core'.

   the TIFF Graphics library version 3.4 is required.

   It also requires a FoundationKit library as specified by the OpenStep
specification.  The only FoundationKit library known to work is the
GNUstep Base Library.

Where do I send bug reports?
============================

   Bug reports can be sent to <address@hidden>.

Obtaining GNU Software
======================

   Check out the GNUstep web site. (<http://www.gnustep.org/>), and the
GNU web site. (<http://www.gnu.org/>)






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