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Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control

From: Philippe C.D. Robert
Subject: Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:36:50 +0200
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Riccardo Mottola wrote:
To make it short I believe that GNUstep would be far more successful if
it was "only" a X11 based desktop solution than a crossplattform API
which has to integrate into other desktops. But this discussion is an
old one and off topic anyway, I guess. So excuse me for writing this,
but I just had to ... :-)

I don't hink "only" is the correct term, but "too". GNUstep is an
implementation of the OpenStep api. Tha tis a good thing (TM). I think it
should be also reproduce the Desktop experience.

At the end GNUstep should be both cocoa (the APIs) and Aqua (the user
interface) to use MacosX terms. This is my personal view.

Of course, GNUstep should provide the same API as it does now (and more...), but this should only be one, although important part of what makes GNUstep.

But I thin we are making step forwards for example with GWorkspace. If we
get a good window manager and a preference application I think we are on the
good way. Put in some "usr" applications... and you are at a quite good
point I think.

It is IMHO not enough to "have" some apps which use the GNUstep API and are part of the GNUstep CVS. This approach will not bring back the unique experience found in NEXTSTEP and its successors and thus will not come close to what many of us expect from it, I am afraid.

...but then, what do I know, maybe there is really not much missing which will glue together what is already here.

Philippe C.D. Robert

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