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ANN; GNUstep gui 0.13.0 unstable release


From: Adam Fedor
Subject: ANN; GNUstep gui 0.13.0 unstable release
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 22:03:55 -0700

This is version 0.13.0 of the GNUstep GUI library (`gnustep-gui').

1.1 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.

1.2 Noteworthy changes in version `0.13.0'
==========================================

This is an unstable release. There may be backward compatibility issues
with previous releases of the gui library.

   * Switched to use LGPL 3 and GPL 3.

   * Added new methods from Mac OS X 10.4 for NSDragging,
     NSFontDescriptor, NSAttributedString, NSImageView,
     NSStringDrawing, NSParagraphStyle, NSView, NSCell, NSActionCell,
     NSAlert, NSApplication, NSBitmapImageRep, NSBox, NSColor,
     NSColorSpace, NSComboBox, NSComboBoxCell, NSDocumentController,
     NSEvent, NSScreen, NSFont, NSFontManager, NSFormCell, NSForm,
     NSWindow, NSTextField, NSTextFieldCell. Some ivar names were
     changed also.

* Moved Postscript printing methods from NSView to NSGraphicsContext.

   * Rewrote the NSView drawing mechanism to always use
     [displayRectIgnoringOpacity:inContext].

   * Report more controls as being flipped. (NSTextField,
     NSTableHeaderView, NSSlider, NSProgressIndicator, NSButton)
     NSTabView is still missing.

   * In NSAffineTransform use optimized primitive methods from base.

   * Add font attribute fixing to NSAttributedString. To allow for the
     output of glyphs not present in the current font.

   * Optimized the validation of edited cells.

   * Implementation of special connectors for Key-Value binding.

   * Base library version 1.15.1 is required for this release

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

The gstep-gui-0.13.0.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at
`ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/core'.

Read the INSTALL file or the GNUstep-HOWTO for installation
instructions.

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

Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
`http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=gnustep' or send bug reports to
<address@hidden>.

1.5 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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