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ANN: Gui 0.12.0 Release

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: ANN: Gui 0.12.0 Release
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 18:49:47 -0400

This is version 0.12.0 of the GNUstep GUI library (`gnustep-gui').

1.1 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 images.

   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.

1.2 Noteworthy changes in version `0.12.0'

It has been a long time since the last release and many things have been
added and changed, including new classes, new ivars, and new methods.

   * Lots of improvements to the NSBitmapImage subclasses thanks to
     Mark Tracy

   * GSTheme and other classes were added to improve support of theming.

   * Added new methods from Mac OS X 10.4 for NSControl, NSResponder,
     NSDocument, NSPrintOperation, NSWindowController, NSCell,
     NSMenuItem, NSView. Some ivar names were changed also.

   * Added new ivars for NSMenuItem, NSPrintOperation, NSTableView,
     NSDrawer, NSScrollView.

   * New classes from Mac OS X 10.4 and earlier were added including
     NSLevelIndicator, NSObjectController, NSUserDefaultsController,
     NSKeyValueBinding, NSArrayController, NSController.

   * NSSpellServer and NSAffineTransform was moved to GNUstep base for
     Mac OS X compatibility.

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

The gstep-gui-0.12.0.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at

Read the INSTALL file or the GNUstep-HOWTO for installation

1.4 Where do I send bug reports?

Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
`' or send bug reports to

1.5 Obtaining GNU Software

Check out the GNUstep web site. (`'), and the
GNU web site. (`')

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