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I've tryed GNUStep (tryed it once long before ver.1 came out and throw
away), well as GUI lacks of applications, but I like objective C interface
(it was time somebody did it, and I can't wait the real thing'll be finally
out) compatible with Apple. But one or two remarks must go to you. No remarks
on developers approach though (more users side "as sitting and trying app).
>Look and Feel
>While we are not
fanatical about the look and feel of a system, one of the primary reasons
we are all working on an >OpenStep system is the superior design
and consistent interface defined in the specification.
Why are you creating your own look and feel? To add one more to *X systems
or to make your "objective" stupid? Why don't you just make choosable objective
interface to GTK and QT (or yours or any other), so developer could decide
which one he would use. As many projects (more and more in fact) now do. Then
you'd gain uniform look and feel. And you'd gain a working and flexible look
and feel. The one thing about uniform is Objective API compatible with NextSTEP,
or do you plan to write all system apps in GNUStep (on the other side on
the same page you say it's not a System, this would mean, first active version
of complete and usable desktop would come out in ... years)?
To be honest, GNOME is uniform, KDE is uniform, GNUStep is uniform, how
many uniform look and feel interfaces do we really need? And how many interface
specifications??? I think you even help breaking consistency of interface
and helpes interface not being uniform.
What interests me most is: is there a possiblity to make GNUStep use QT
or GTK or not?
>The GNUstep Objectives
describe the 'official' position regarding the direction and goals of GNUstep.
GNUstep is a >cross-platform development environment for object-oriented
tools and applications. Our primary objective is to maintain >support of
GNUstep on GNU systems, UNIX systems, and other free operating systems.
Ok, free systems. But on the other hand your future plans say that you're
swaping optimized (for some systems) functions for some more generic that
would perform on Windows as well as *X. Since when is Windows free? This would
mean lowering performance of interface on acount of proprietary systems. But
you can send me free Windows anyway
Hope you won't be
insulted with my remark, it was ment more like observers angle and
Congrats on good