Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Flash demo for StepTalk palette

StepTalk palette allows you to write script in Gorm. This flash demo shows how to use it. You can write an application within Gorm. That's the most amazing thing in GNUstep development environment.

Preview 0.8.5

Preview is part of ImageApps. Version 0.8.5 adds Bulgarain translation and fixes small bugs.

Price 0.7

Price 0.7 adds new document window layout, image information and fix zoom/undo-related bugs.

Monday, June 20, 2005

StepTalk 0.9

StepTalk is a scripting environment for GNUstep. This release should be considered as unstable release.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Debian 3.1 on Powerbook 12" for GNUstep

In order to have a working GNUstep for cross-Cocoa development, I decided to install Debian "sarge" on my Powerbook 12" (1GHz, 40GB). Mostly, I followed this article. Here is the partitions:

  • Boot, 1.6MB
  • Swap, 512MB
  • Debian (/), 4G
  • FAT32 for share (/dos), 1.5G

    The rest of space is for MacOS X. There is a bug that disk utility may not calculate the partition size right. So I have to do it couple times. Although each partition is made as "free" by disk utility, later during Debian installation, they became a single big partition.

    After installing MacOS X, I burned the debian base system CD and followed the installation. Most the hardware is supported except Airport Extreme card. The graphics card driver is "nv" for Xwindow. The right-button is F12, and middle is F11. I also installed laptop-net in order to switch network setting.

    I have permission problems if /dos is automouted. Therefore, I change the option of FAT32 partition in /etc/fstab to be "user,rw,exec,dev,suid,noauto" and manually mount it with "mount /dos".

    I tried to install GNUstep from source but failed. There are some bugs from GCC-3.4. GCC 4 is not available on Debian 3.1, therefore, I used apt-get to install gnustep-core-devel, which turned out to be very convenient. GNUstep is installed under /usr/lib/GNUstep.
  • GNUstep Testsuite

    GNUstep Testsuite is available in GNUstep CVS. It is the only unit test designed for GNUstep. UnitKit and OCUnit are designed for Mac and ported to GNUstep. I cannot get OCUnit to work on GNUstep. UnitKit works for GNUstep, but depends on gnustep-back. Therefore, even used in command-line tool or library, it can only run with Xwindow.

    Price 0.6.1

    Price is a bitmap graphics application for GNUstep and Mac OS X.

    Cenon 3.70

    Cenon is a vector graphics application for GNUstep and Mac OS X.

    Friday, June 10, 2005

    Vindaloo and PopplerKit

    Successors of ViewPDF and PDFKit, announced here.