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Re: CrystaX and GNUstep


From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: CrystaX and GNUstep
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:22:40 +0000

I like the comment "I've planned port GNUStep on Android, but this is not so easy task and it can't be done quickly." (It does not appear on the latest page, .../ndk/10.)

If they integrated GNUstep and packaged it in a way easily accessible to Android developers (well, easier than what I did), that would be pretty awesome.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 6:36 AM Germán Arias <address@hidden> wrote:
El jue, 26-03-2015 a las 01:47 -0400, Gregory Casamento escribió:
>
>
> On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Germán Arias <address@hidden> wrote:
>         El jue, 26-03-2015 a las 00:15 -0400, Gregory Casamento
>         escribió:
>         > German
>         >
>         > On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Germán Arias
>         <address@hidden> wrote:
>         >         Some weeks ago I tried to install gnustep-base on
>         CrystaX [1]
>         >         However
>         >         the support for Objective-C is not complete. But
>         CrystaX has
>         >         been
>         >         started a fundraising campaign [2] and one of its
>         goal is
>         >         provide a
>         >         complete support for Objective-C and (depending of
>         the
>         >         collected money)
>         >         frameworks like CoreData and CoreGraphics. If that
>         campaign is
>         >         successful, it can also be great for GNUstep.
>         >
>         >         Germán
>         >
>         >         [1] https://www.crystax.net/en
>         >         [2]
>         https://www.bountysource.com/teams/crystaxndk/fundraiser
>         >
>         >
>         >
>         >
>         > I'm not a naysayer and what he's planning sounds beneficial.
>         >
>         >
>         > His fundraiser doesn't seem to mention GNUstep.  Is he
>         thinking about
>         > implementing these Cocoa compatible frameworks without
>         leveraging
>         > GNUstep?
>
>         I think yes, but if they offers full support for Objective-C
>         we will be
>         able to install GNUstep (at least gnustep-base) on CrystaX
>         with the
>         advantage that libcrystax offers all functionalities missed on
>         libc of
>         android (Bionic).
>
>         Germán.
>
>         >
>         > GC
>         >
>
>
>
>
> I guess I'm confused.  Why do people think implementing it themselves
> is the shorter path to success?  Does he not know about GNUstep?  I
> admit I was amused at the one month estimate for implementing a Cocoa
> compatible Foundation.
>
>
> GC
>

He know GNUstep. See (section 4 "Objective-C support"):

https://www.crystax.net/en/android/ndk/7

Germán



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