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Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality contr

From: Rogelio M . Serrano Jr .
Subject: Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control)
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 16:19:23 +0800

On 2003-10-22 16:15:15 +0800 Björn Giesler <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> sorry for barging in... I think that Chad is going exactly the right 
> direction with SimplyGNUstep. IMHO, there are lots of good Linux/BSD/whatever 
> distributions around; no need to build yet another one.
> GNUstep is a Software System; a set of libraries that completely abstracts 
> away the operating system, and apps built on top of that. It can be 
> (theoretically) built for almost any OS out there, just as Linux can be 
> (theoretically) built for almost any hardware out there.
> Therefore I think that there should be a GNUstep distribution, distributing 
> GNUstep as if it were an operating system and packaging precompiled binaries 
> of GNUstep libraries and a number of core apps. This could be built/made 
> downloadable for a number of different platforms, and form one big 
> tgz/whatever. There isn't even the need to make rpms, debs or any other of 
> those crocks, because GNUstep lives completely in its own directory and needs 
> relatively little else. Creating something like that should even be 
> relatively easy, at least for a small number of well-known platforms.
> That's what I think. What about you?
> Regards,
> Björn

I agree.
My only objection is the size of most distributions.

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