Thursday, December 29, 2005

Objective-C++ in GCC 4.1

It is a great news for GNUstep.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

ProjectManager 0.1.2

An IDE for GNUstep, supporting syntax highlight in this version.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Emacs.app 9.0 pre-release

A good news for Emacs users.

NeXTGo 3.0

A classic Go game.

Coral 0.5

Coral is part of Ocean to build GNUstep. Here is a list of packages it supports:

Addresses
Gorm
Renaissance
Affiche
InnerSpace
SMBKit
ClipBook
MPDCon
StepTalk
FTP
Preferences
Terminal
GWNet
PrefsModule
TextEdit
GWRemote
Preview
Zipper
GWorkspace
ProjectCenter
gnustep-back
gnustep-base
gnustep-gui
gnustep-make

Nova Mind for Windows

Nova-Mind Viewer and Editor is a Mind Mapping application. The interesting things are first, it runs on Windows, and second, it uses a combination of .NET frontend and GNUstep-based backend.

Cenon 3.80 - Modular Graphics Application

New release of Cenon.

GNUstep Base 1.11.2 and GUI 0.10.2 released

Bug-fixed release of GNUstep.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

GNUstep on Ubuntu/PPC

Ubuntu has GNUstep in universe components already. Here is some instruction on building GNUstep CVS on Ubuntu/PPC 5.10.

Because Ubuntu does not install the developement libraries by default, all the dependencies of GNUstep have to be installed from "Synaptic Package Manager". Most of them are main or restricted components. Here is the list (release number may be missed):

  • cvs
  • gobjc-4.0
  • make
  • libgmp-dev
  • openssl
  • libssl-dev
  • libxml2-dev
  • libxslt-dev
  • ffcall-dev (universe component)
  • libjpeg-dev
  • libtiff4-dev
  • libpng12-dev
  • libungif4-dev
  • libfreetype-dev
  • libx11-dev
  • libart-2.0-dev
  • libxft-dev
  • libxext-dev
  • libxmu6-dev

    Please follow GNUstep Build Guide for the rest.

    Issues:

  • X11 backend does not work by default because of font issue.
  • Art backend works, but install ArtResources need some tweak on Makefile: change GNUSTEP_ROOT to GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT.

    Suggestions:

  • Install Camaelon for theme. The lastest theme is Nesedah, which can be downloaded here.

    Updates:

  • GCC in Ubuntu is named as "gcc-4.0". Use "CC=gcc-4.0 ./configure" for building.
  • X11 backend by default uses Helvetica font, which I think is not available on Ubuntu. Setting NSFont default to another font may work.
  • Remember to source GNUstep in .bashrc.