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Re: really attracting developers

From: Chris Vetter
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:57:42 +0200

On 2006-08-25 12:05:48 +0200 Rogelio Serrano <address@hidden> wrote:
Whats keeping other developers from gnustep?

That's the crucial question, isn't it?

incomplete ide?

Gorm, while probably not finished, is very stable and usable.

incomplete nextstep based system?

GNUstep is a development framework, not a(n operating) system.

incomplete libraries?

That's open to debate. If you compare it to Cocoa, yes, it's "incomplete." Question is how far the completeness is supposed to go (with respect to Cocoa).

i don't buy the general applications unavailability argument. we are
talking about people who want to create apps under gnustep.

There aren't many usable GNUstep related applications. Not from a user's point of view. Most notably a web browser is needed.

i don't buy the appearance argument either.

Me neither.

IMHO, to attract both, users and developers, GNUstep needs to get 'out of the corner' into the spotlight (no pun) -- some kind of marketing and/or promotion is needed. Take a look at various forums and you will notice that a lot of people have no idea that GNUstep exists, or if they do, what it is.

THAT's the main problem. GNUstep has a too low profile.


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