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Re: Orillion

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: Re: Orillion
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:42:37 -0600

Ben Lindsey wrote:
>   I am currently working with GNUstep on Solaris 8 and have met with much
> success in my port and development there.  Feel free to use me as a contact
> for Solaris 2.6 and Solaris 8 specific issues.  In the course of my work
> I've come across only one or two issues that required minor changes to
> GNUstep -- I will forward them along as soon as I have a chance to document
> them properly.

Great! Send patches/bugs to address@hidden

>   Any information you might have with regard to implementing the GNUstep
> foundation library on OpenStep 4.2 Intel would be greatly appreciated -- we
> are interested in modifications to our OpenStep clients in order that they
> may use GDO.

A similar question was posted to discuss-gnustep recently. Basically
this is not possible (at least not in the way you would like). GDO
depends on how objects encode themselves, and since Apple/NeXT
Foundation and AppKit encode objects in a different way (different
ivars, etc) from GNUstep, there is no way the two could talk to each
other. A better way would be to define your own communication protocol
or perhaps implement CORBA on GNUstep (something I've wanted to do but I
haven't found anyone to do it).

In any case to get GNUstep working on OpenStep might require some work.
At the very least you need to get a GNU gcc compiler as the default one
doesn't support nested functions and a lot of other stuff required to
compile GNUstep. Otherwise it might not be that hard, but I don't really

Thanks for your interest!

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