I am starting up a project to do a Rails-like application server in Objective-C. Since most hosting environments do not support Objective-C, I though it would be useful to be able to build the web applications as static (or mostly-static) executables, so they can be easily deployed to services such as Dreamhost. I have been working with Objective-C for a while, but am fairly new to GNUstep. By default, GNUstep-base is just a dynamic library. I couldn't find a configure option to enable a static build. I am building from gnustep-startup-0.26.1.