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Re: Some annoying questions ;-)

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: Some annoying questions ;-)
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 05:39:45 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, Yann.Le Guen wrote:

> Hi Nicola ,
> Well, for being evagelize a lot about gstep, I've been ask to
> demonstrate it's potential under MS W2K... Unfortunately, I just know
> nothing about Windows... I've already install cygwin (which seems to work
> correctly) and download all gstep packages at the right place, but before
> going further, it would be helpfull to have some pointers about such an
> install.
> I think installing the base library wouldn't be too much difficult ?
> Am I a dreamer ? But I'm much more afraid about dealing with the gui
> backend...
> It first requires an XWindows server... Is there any avaliable for
> windows ? It also seems there's a solution using a remote XServer
> running on a Linux machine but this solution leads to use VMWare or something
> like that...
> Any advice will be very welcome ;-)
I am Cc:ing the gnustep-dev list because ... I don't know much about
Windows ... but I hope that someone on gnustep-dev can help you better
than me.

As far as I know installing gnustep-make, gnustep-objc and gnustep-base
should not be too difficult on windows.  I think they are believed to
work.  there are full instructions somewhere :-)

gnustep-gui is a completely different matter.

but yes, I remember reading about an X server running under Windows ...
porting gnustep-gui to run there might be pretty easy ... but it's not a
`real' port to windows ... gnustep applications would not appear as native
windows applications ... to have that you of course would need a Win32
native backend.

anyway I'm not sure anyone has ever attempted such a port (to an X server
running under Windows), so you might need to do some porting/fixing
yourself to have the beast run ...

if other developers have something to say about this, I'd be interested
myself in knowing more about it :-)

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