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Re: Starting GNUstep (Debian)

From: Adrian Robert
Subject: Re: Starting GNUstep (Debian)
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 12:34:52 -0400

Figuring out how to start a GNUstep session became a real challenge.  I
beat the bushes for a while and found this HOWTO:

I use GNUstep on Debian but just do a plain Xsession running WindowMaker as the manager (put wmaker as the last command in ~/.xsession). With some cajoling, you can eventually get gnustep apps into icons in WindowMaker's dock, and you can have some of these (e.g., recycler, gworkspace) start automatically on startup. While there might be login.app (I haven't tried it), as far as I know GNUstep doesn't do much session mgmt for now, and you are best off using WindowMaker. (You also have to use "click-to-focus" mode or else menus will not work.)

There is some development in GWorkspace to take over dock and some desktop management duties, but I don't think it is completed yet and there is no documentation on how to set up the environment optimally to use this..

I don't bother with the rc.local stuff, the things like gdomap, etc. get started up automatically when needed anyway. You might have to put a "source /usr/lib/GNUstep/System/Library/Makefiles/GNUstep.csh" (or ".sh") in your .cshrc or .profile to get the paths set up if Debian doesn't put it in the system defaults..

I started writing a HOWTO for getting up and running on Debian; if I can dig it back up I'll send it to you and the maintainer, maybe it can be finished and posted somewhere.

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