Monday, March 04, 2013

Viking by Brilliant Service is using GNUstep in the Objective-C based software for their Head Mounted Device, pictured here:

Their website is here.  :)  I'm very happy to see GNUstep being used in so many new and different places.   The prospects for the future are exciting.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The GNUstep Base Library, version 1.24.3, is now available.

1 Announcement

The GNUstep Base Library, version 1.24.3, is now available.

1.1 What is the GNUstep Base Library?

The GNUstep Base Library is a library of general-purpose, non-graphical
Objective C objects.  For example, it includes classes for strings,
object collections, byte streams, typed coders, invocations,
notifications, notification dispatchers, moments in time, network ports,
remote object messaging support (distributed objects), and event loops.

   It provides functionality that aims to implement the non-graphical
portion of the OpenStep standard (the Foundation library).

   There is more information available at the GNUstephomepage at

1.2 Noteworthy changes in version `1.24.3'

   * Implementation of the NSXML DOM classes

   * Implementation of consistent TLS/SSL support

   * Implementation of new/selectable sorting algorithms

   * More explicit dependencies on external libraries.

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

The gnustep-base-1.24.3.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at

Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
`' or send bug reports to

GNUstep GUI 0.23.0


This is version 0.23.0 of the GNUstep GUI library (`gnustep-gui').

1.1 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 Apple's Cocoa
framework (which came from 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

   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.

1.2 Noteworthy changes in version `0.22.0'

New features include:
   * This version is binary incompatible with previous versions due to
     the change of NSNotFound in GNUstep base.

   * Support for drawing the GUI with a scale factor, for high-DPI

   * Character panel

   * Color picker "Magnifier" tool, for grabbing the color of arbitrary
     parts of the screen

   Many NSImage improvements (Mac OS X 10.6 drawing methods, better
selection of image reps, better support for icons). Many bugfixes,
including in Xib loading, printing, and NSView geometry.

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

The gstep-gui-0.23.0.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at

Read the INSTALL file or the GNUstep-HOWTO for installation

1.4 Where do I send bug reports?

Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
`' or send bug reports to
1.5 Obtaining GNU Software

Check out the GNUstep web site. (`'), and the
GNU web site. (`')

GNUstep-make 2.6.3

1 Announcement

The GNUstep Makefile Package version 2.6.3 is now available.

1.1 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.

1.2 Changes in version `2.6.3'

Minor bugfix release.

1.3 Obtaining gnustep-make

You can get the gstep-make-2.6.3.tar.gz distribution file at

   Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
`' or send bug reports to

Foundation is now close to Catalina compatibility

I have worked hard to get it to this point, but all of the classes in Catalina are now present in GNUstep's base implementation. Soon, ...