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ANN: GNUstep gui/back 0.8.6

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: ANN: GNUstep gui/back 0.8.6
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:49:41 -0600

This is version 0.8.6 of the GNUstep GUI library (`gnustep-gui') and GNUstep backend (gnustep-back)

What is the GNUstep GUI Library?

   It is a library of graphical user interface classes written
completely in the Objective-C language; the classes are based upon the
OpenStep specification as release by NeXT Software, Inc.  The library
has been enhanced in a number of ways to take advantage of the GNU
system.  These classes include graphical objects such as buttons, text
fields, popup lists, browser lists, and windows; there are also many
associated classes for handling events, colors, fonts, pasteboards and

   The GNUstep GUI Library is designed in two parts.  The first part is
the front-end component which is independent of platform and display
system.  This front-end is combined with a back-end component which
handles all of the display system dependent such as specific calls to
X/Windows.  This design allows the GNUstep applications to have the
"look and feel" of the underlying display system without any changes to
the application, and the library can be easily ported to other display

   The GNUstep GUI Library requires the GNU Objective-C compiler, the
GNUstep Base Library, the TIFF Graphics library, and a back-end
component like the GNUstep 'Back' Backend.

Noteworthy changes in version `0.8.6'

   Updated to install in new locations based on changes in gnustep-make

   * New implementation of RTF producer (from Axel "Mikesch" Katerbau)

   * Speed improvements, especially in tracking mouses movements.

   * Lots of menu improvements.

Where can you get it?  How can you compile it?

   The gstep-gui-0.8.6.tar.gz distribution file has been placed on
`' in `pub/gnustep/core'.

   the TIFF Graphics library version 3.4 is required.

   It also requires the GNUstep Base Library.

Where do I send bug reports?

   Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
<> or send bug reports to

Obtaining GNU Software

   Check out the GNUstep web site. (<>), and the
GNU web site. (<>)

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