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Re: Disappointed by GNUstep

From: Wolfgang Lux
Subject: Re: Disappointed by GNUstep
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2022 16:52:45 +0100

> Am 05.02.2022 um 23:53 schrieb Gregory Casamento <>:
> We just had the quarterly meeting, and we discussed this.  GNUstep is already 
> using LLVM/clang, as you likely know.  The issue is that libobjc2 does not 
> function on as wide a variety of platforms as GCC and libobjc.  We have, 
> thus, been forced to compromise to support a wider audience.   The issue is 
> that this includes many corporate interests that require this support.  To 
> suddenly deprecate it would be damaging to the project.  During the meeting, 
> we all agreed that coming up with a roadmap to move us further towards using 
> ARC and other features of LLVM/clang would be a good thing, but this must 
> happen over time.   I will start an email thread that discusses this shortly.

I understand that this switch is not going to happen tomorrow (or in the next 
few months), but I was obviously lacking a clear view of this project moving 
into this direction at all.
So, thanks for getting the ball rolling now.


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