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Re: really attracting developers

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 06:31:40 -0700 (PDT)


The libraries are complete in every sense that they need to be.   The only things missing are minor classes which no one uses.

The problem, in my experience, is mainly one of look and feel.   This is one of the reasons why theming is going to be directly integrated with GUI so that the look and feel are separate from GUI itself.

There are other issues, but this is the main one I can think of.   I've spoken to people who run companies about porting their applications to use GNUstep on Linux, BSD, Windows and etc.  The main thing that all of these companies (indepedently, I might add) object to is the look.

While it can be argued that much of the problem can be addressed via a new color scheme, that's only the beginning of the problem.  Users have begun to expect theming from any environment they work on...  so it's natural the GNUstep needs to support this.

Anyway, I'm ranting... :)

Gregory John Casamento

----- Original Message ----
From: Rogelio Serrano <address@hidden>
To: GNUstep Discussion <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 6:05:48 AM
Subject: really attracting developers

Whats keeping other developers from gnustep?

incomplete ide?
incomplete nextstep based system?
incomplete libraries?

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

i don't buy the appearance argument either.

things i hate about my linux pc:

1. it takes more than a second to boot up
2. keeps asking about filenames and directories
3. does not remember what i was working on yesterday
4. does not remember all the changes i have ever made
5.cannot figure out necessary settings by itself

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