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Re: GNUstep @ FOSDEM 2010 6th and 7th February 2010

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Subject: Re: GNUstep @ FOSDEM 2010 6th and 7th February 2010
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 04:08:26 -0700 (PDT)
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On 20 Okt., 12:19, David Chisnall <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 19 Oct 2009, at 23:36, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf wrote:
> > currently only 4 people (including myself) have declared intend to  
> > come to FOSDEM 2010. This is not to overwhelming if you ask me. Btw,  
> > how about you, Nikolaus? Are you planning a FOSDEM presence? I am  
> > also looking for some co-organisers for our FOSDEM presence. You did  
> > already this two (or more?) times in the past so I'd appreciate your  
> > experience here.
> I can't guarantee I'll make it - I hoped to last year, but then found  
> that it clashed with a big deadline - but I at least plan on trying  
> to.  I'd be happy to give some Étoilé-related talks if anyone's  
> interested, and maybe talk a bit about the current state of Objective-
> C compiler / runtime support.
> For the more general audience, I'd suggest a talk like 'Porting Mac OS  
> X applications to Linux and Windows with GNUstep'.  I recently  
> recorded a video porting one of the Apple developer examples to  
> FreeBSD with GNUstep, and the total porting time was about 5 minutes  
> (including pausing to explain what's going on), so that is quite  
> feasible to do in a presentation, even with some pauses to tweak the  
> UI slightly for different platforms if required.

I can confirm that it really works and does impress the audience since
I have done that several times on presentations (at least two times on
FOSDEM) by downloading some public sample code from Apple (e.g.
Polygons, Font Explorer etc.).

Here are some links:

http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/navigation/index.html (choose
Sample Code and find some for AppKit)

> Hopefully by then Gregory will have committed his new-and-shiny  
> Windows theme support and we can show GNUstep applications looking a  
> bit more native on Windows.  I did have a GNUstep build environment  
> running on Darwine, so that might also be quite nice to demo; set up  
> an external build system target in XCode to invoke pbxbuild in WINE  
> and and generate a Windows installer from XCode, copy to a Windows  
> machine, install and run.
> David
> -- Send from my Jacquard Loom

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