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Re: Bean through GnuStep - newbie on Linux question

From: Stefan Bidi
Subject: Re: Bean through GnuStep - newbie on Linux question
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:20:53 -0600

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM, springbunny11@gmail.com <springbunny11@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

I will be transferring to a Linux system in the next weeks or months. (I have been using only Mac for 15 years. )

I presently use the excellent word processor for mac called Bean.  The author of Bean said he believed a version for Gnustep was created.

Being a newbie to Linux and knowing nothing about Gnustep - I'm not sure how all of these things work. If I'm using a version of Linux based on Slackware - like Vector or Salix Linux - using the Xfce Desktop - can I somehow run Bean using your Gnustep version?

I used to maintain some slackbuild (www.slackbuilds.org) scripts for GNUstep a while back but I haven't had Slackware installed on any of my computers for years, now.  Building GNUstep for Slackware is really easy since it includes, by default, all required dependencies.  GNUstep has one of the easiest build systems out there, but still requires you to compile a big chunk by hand. That sometimes scares people first coming into contact with it. I can tell you it's no big deal.

As mentioned before, Bean for GNUstep is hosted by the GAP project.  I used it a few times in the past but I didn't find it "ready for primetime" back then.

I'm very unsure of how to ask all this, so forgive me if I omitted anything important. I'll do my best to fill in answers that you might need.

Thanks in advance.

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