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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: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 23:09:45 +0200


I was referring to the problems which arise when trying to integrate different desktops/APIs, the copy 'n paste problem was just one example. As I do currently not run the very latest GNUstep code on my machine (I apologise...) it might be true that this is not an issue anymore, but eg. cutting/pasting normal text from a Gnome app (such as gedit) into a GNUstep app fails to work - at least on my machine. Anyway, there are other examples, such as drag 'n drop across apps written using different technologies.


On Saturday, October 18, 2003, at 07:43  Uhr, Fred Kiefer wrote:

Hi Phil,

Philippe C.D. Robert wrote:
Let me give an example, many ex OpenStep developers and maybe even Cocoa developers were(are?) interested in porting their stuff to GNUstep (mostly running under X11) assuming it would be some sort of an OPENSTEP or Mac OS X replacement. Something which makes them independent from NeXT or Apple, something which gives them a real alternative. But what they actually find is a set of libraries which allows them to port their apps, but which does not (and IMHO cannot really) integrate into the environment of choice (GNOME, KDE, CDE ... ) - be it because of different philosophies (GUI) or implementation "details" (eg. copy and paste and so on).

are you pointing to any specific problems you did encounter with the "copy and paste" interaction of GNUstep recently? I did spend quite some time on this a few weeks ago and would be interested in bug reports a bit more detailed than this.

My apologise for this mail, if this was just general ranting, with no specific data to back it up.


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