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GNUstep moving forward

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: GNUstep moving forward
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 03:46:13 -0700 (PDT)

GNUstep has been relatively stagnant over the last several months and it has
become a cause for concern for me.

I've been doing a lot of thinking and have compiled a list of things I believe
that GNUstep needs to address to stay on top of things.   The list follows:

1) More apps.  Many of the following points will help with this, but this is
very important.
2) Better theme support.  Integration of Camaelon into the core gui library if
3) Better win32 support.  Many companies are really eager to port their legacy
NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP or Cocoa apps to GNUstep under Windows.   The prospect of
Linux and BSD support appeals to them as well, but not as much as Windows.   I
currently have two companies with whom I am talking about this.
4) Better distro support.  We really need to get GNUstep into as many
distributions as possile, this will ramp up exposure of GNUstep to more people
and help us get more developers and users.

We as a project need to be more adaptive and less resistant to change.  More
than anything right now we need to consider the audience we are playing to.
GNUstep needs to be better able to integrate with other environments.

Additionally, I've noticed recently a trend for certain people to constantly
query the list asking for permission to make this or that change.  It seems
that what we need more than anything right now is more action and less talk. 
If you are interested in doing something, please do it! :)

Please think about what I've said and let me know your thoughts.  I say the
above out of concern for the community.   GNUstep is and always has been a true
labor of love for me.  I want to see it thrive.


Gregory John Casamento 
-- CEO/President Open Logic Corp. (A MD Corp.)
## Maintainer of Gorm (IB Equiv.) for GNUstep.

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