Adam Fedor | 1 Jun 04:49 2003

ANN: GNUstep gui/back 0.8.6

This is version 0.8.6 of the GNUstep GUI library (`gnustep-gui') and 
GNUstep backend (gnustep-back)

What is the GNUstep GUI Library?
================================

    It is a library of graphical user interface classes written
completely in the Objective-C language; the classes are based upon the
OpenStep specification as release by NeXT Software, Inc.  The library
has been enhanced in a number of ways to take advantage of the GNU
system.  These classes include graphical objects such as buttons, text
fields, popup lists, browser lists, and windows; there are also many
associated classes for handling events, colors, fonts, pasteboards and
images.

    The GNUstep GUI Library is designed in two parts.  The first part is
the front-end component which is independent of platform and display
system.  This front-end is combined with a back-end component which
handles all of the display system dependent such as specific calls to
X/Windows.  This design allows the GNUstep applications to have the
"look and feel" of the underlying display system without any changes to
the application, and the library can be easily ported to other display
systems.

    The GNUstep GUI Library requires the GNU Objective-C compiler, the
GNUstep Base Library, the TIFF Graphics library, and a back-end
component like the GNUstep 'Back' Backend.

Noteworthy changes in version `0.8.6'
=====================================
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Adam Fedor | 13 Jun 16:47 2003

ANN: gnustep-guile 1.1.1

The GNUstep Guile Library, version 1.1.1, is now available.

What is the GNUstep Guile Library?
==================================

    The gnustep_guile library lets you use (and extend) the GNUstep
libraries from within Guile.  This effectively provides you with
scripting language for GNUstep and an interactive system for developing
GNUstep applications.

Noteworthy changes in version `1.1.1'
=====================================

    Fix some configuration issues.

Where can you get it?  How can you compile it?
==============================================

    The gnustep-guile-1.1.1.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at
<ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/libs>.
Adam Fedor | 13 Jun 16:46 2003

ANN: nib2gmodel 0.8.6

This is version 0.8.6 of the GNUstep nib2gmodel tool

    GNUstep is a set of general-purpose Objective-C libraries based on
the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT (now Apple) Inc. The libraries
consist of everything from foundation classes, such as dictionaries and
arrays, to GUI interface classes such as windows, sliders, buttons, etc.

    nib2gmodel is a tool developed for GNUstep which converts Apple/NeXT
OpenStep 4.x and MacOSX nib files to a GNUstep gmodel file.

    Note that nib2gmodel does a pretty good, but not a perfect job of
translating nib files. Since the nib format is not documented,
translation must be done in a round-about way. Coupled with the fact
that different OpenStep systems store GUI elements in different ways
leads to non-optimal translation.  It is likely that you'll have to
hand-edit the gmodel file after translation. Another option is to read 
the gmodel file into our Interface Developer 'Gorm' and update the model 
there.

    The GNUstep web site at <http://www.gnustep.org> contains more
information.

Machines
========

    GNUstep nib2gmodel has been compiled (sometime in the past) on the
following machines.

    * OpenStep 4.x/m68k

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Stefan Urbanek | 17 Jun 23:21 2003
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ANN: StepTalk 0.7.2 prerelease

Hi,

I would like to announce prerelease of StepTalk 0.7.2

What is new?

* Created a workaround for gnustep-base Distributed Objects bug. Now communication with distant objects
shold work correctly and should not cause segfaults or other odd behaviour.
* Some generated documentation added. * Implemented Framework support. How to make Frameworks
scriptable is here:
        http://wiki.gnustep.org/index.php/Advertising%20Scripting%20Capabilities
    and how to use frameworks from your script is here:
        http://wiki.gnustep.org/index.php/Using%20Scripting%20Capabilities%20of%20Bundles

    In scripts or shell you simply do:
        Environment includeFramework:'MyFrameworkName'.
    and you can use framework's public classes. I'ts very simple.

*  Some Smalltalk parser bugs were fixed.</p>

Where to get it?

    http://steptalk.host.sk

Any patches/comments/bugreports/troublereports are welcome.

Enjoy,

Stefan Urbanek
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Adam Fedor | 21 Jun 03:56 2003

ANN: GNUstep gui/back unstable release 0.8.7

This is version 0.8.7 of the GNUstep GUI library (`gnustep-gui').

What is the GNUstep GUI Library?
================================

    It is a library of graphical user interface classes written
completely in the Objective-C language; the classes are based upon the
OpenStep specification as release by NeXT Software, Inc.  The library
has been enhanced in a number of ways to take advantage of the GNU
system.  These classes include graphical objects such as buttons, text
fields, popup lists, browser lists, and windows; there are also many
associated classes for handling events, colors, fonts, pasteboards and
images.

    The GNUstep GUI Library is designed in two parts.  The first part is
the front-end component which is independent of platform and display
system.  This front-end is combined with a back-end component which
handles all of the display system dependent such as specific calls to
X/Windows.  This design allows the GNUstep applications to have the
"look and feel" of the underlying display system without any changes to
the application, and the library can be easily ported to other display
systems.

    The GNUstep GUI Library requires the GNU Objective-C compiler, the
GNUstep Base Library, the TIFF Graphics library, and a back-end
component like the GNUstep 'Back' Backend.

Noteworthy changes in version `0.8.7'
=====================================

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Adam Fedor | 21 Jun 03:54 2003

ANN: GNUstep make/base unstable release 1.7.1

The GNUstep Makefile Package version 1.7.1 is now available.

What is the GNUstep makefile package?
=====================================

    The makefile package is a simple, powerful and extensible way to
write makefiles for a GNUstep-based project.  It allows the user to
write a project without having to deal with the complex issues
associated with configuration, building, installation, and packaging.
It also allows the user to easily create cross-compiled binaries.

    Note that versions that have a odd minor release number (the second
number, y, in x.y.z) are unstable releases (like 1.5.2), which even
minor release numbers (1.4.1) are stable releases.

Changes in version `1.7.1'
==========================

    Bug fixes.

Changes in version `1.7.0'
==========================

    This version contains a major change in the location of certain
directories and installed files as detailed in the `filesystem.texi'
document. When installing this version for the first time, all old
directories and files in those directories will be moved to the new
locations automatically. However, you should update all GNUstep versions
on any machine you have them installed on in order to avoid any
incompatibilities.
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