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Environment? (was: Re: GNUstep roadmap)

From: Stefan Urbanek
Subject: Environment? (was: Re: GNUstep roadmap)
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 22:01:01 +0200


I would like to point out one fact...

On 2003-10-22 08:06:51 +0200 Philip Mötteli <address@hidden> wrote:

> I dare adding my 2c… For me, Gnustep are first of all the libraries. Not a 
> filemanager, nor a desktop, nor a system, nor development tools (apart of the 
> libraries, obviously). So I personally regret a lot, that so much effort is 

GNUstep is NOT just a set of libraries, it is an environment. I do not mean 
desktop environment, but some kind of environment. Why? Because GNUstep:
- requires operating environment set up (shell variables, linker paths,...)
- uses it's own storage system (understand dedicated domain directories) that 
is shared by all GNUstep tools(programs) and apps
- requires several daemons to be running (even for -base)
- ...

Those things make GNUstep something different and something more.

I would not call it development environment either... From all software around, 
GNUstep can be compared to kind of Java environment (or as I have pointed out 
in my previous posts: Emacs, Mozilla or OpenOffice).

Stefan Urbanek
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you 
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