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[GNUnet-developers] Re: [Help-gnunet] OS X gui

From: Parnell Springmeyer
Subject: [GNUnet-developers] Re: [Help-gnunet] OS X gui
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:32:00 -0800
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Cool, I would gladly help on the gnunet-cocoa front :) I'll be sure to
post stuff like this on the developer channel.

Thanks Christian!

Christian Grothoff wrote:
> Hi!
> First, I should mention that there is already an effort to write a COCOA 
> frontend (  It has never been 
> released (AFAIK), and I do not know how far along the code is.  My impression 
> is that help would be rather welcome (and I do not recall if the original 
> vision was to do an installer or a file-sharing GUI or both).
> Second, yes, there is an API.  Now, there is the "old" 0.8.x API 
> (src/include/gnunet_ecrs_lib.h and gnunet_fsui_lib.h mostly), and there will 
> be a new API for 0.9.x (svn/gnunet/src/include/gnunet_fs_service.h).  Both 
> have some stuff in common, but the 0.9.x-API should be both more powerful and 
> easier to use. OTOH, 0.9.x is only partially implemented, so it would not be 
> as straightforward to test your code right now.
> Finally, I think the mailinglist for development issues is gnunet-
> address@hidden; help-gnunet is more for user-issues.  I've cc'ed Heikki 
> Lindholm, the author of gnunet-cocoa.
> Best,
> Christian
> On Wednesday 02 December 2009 06:08:56 am Parnell Springmeyer wrote:
>> Hello,
>> This was the only list for gnunet that seemed appropriate for this topic...
>> As I'm rather dissatisfied with the GTK GUI on Mac OS X, I have decided
>> to build a Cocoa based GUI for OS X. I am, basically, looking for some
>> tips and pointers.
>> I realize the Gnunet client is separate from the GUI, so I'm assuming
>> the client and its applications can be used through an API? If the
>> developers could give some pointers, that would be great.
>> I'm starting out by looking at how gnunet-gtk is built and going from
>> there. I'm also a noob to Mac OS X desktop application building
>> (although I've worked on iPhone apps, so it isn't alien), so it's also a
>> bit of a learning project for me.

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