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ANN: GNUstep GUI Library release 0.7.5

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: ANN: GNUstep GUI Library release 0.7.5
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 09:12:12 -0700
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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

   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 X/DPS GUI Backend.

Noteworthy changes in version `0.7.5'

   * Drag and drop and image sliding much improved.

   * Better handling of remote startup/display.

   * Some localization.

   * Keybinding support.

   * Text handling improvements.

   * New gopen command (like MacOSX open command).

   * Implemented simple pagination and printing of views.

   * Support for rulers.

   * Spell checking support.

   * Blinking insertion point.

   * New NSStepper class.

   * Implemented NSOutlineView, NSSelection, NSInputManager.

   * Near rewrite of Menu handling code.

   * Gmodel code compiled as a separate bundle.

How can I get support for this software?

   We currently do not have a mailing list setup explicitly for the
GNUstep GUI Library; however, you may wish to use the GNUstep
discussion mailing list for general questions and discussion.  Look at
the GNUstep Web Pages for more information regarding GNUstep resources

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

   The gstep-gui-0.7.5.tar.gz distribution file has been placed on
`' in `pub/gnustep/core'.

   The program requires gcc 2.8.0 or higher.

   the TIFF Graphics library version 3.4 is required.

   It also requires a FoundationKit library as specified by the OpenStep
specification.  The FoundationKit libraries known to work are the
GNUstep Base Library.

Where do I send bug reports?

   Bug reports can be sent to <address@hidden>.

Obtaining GNU Software

   Check out the GNUstep web site. (<>), and the
GNU web site. (<>)

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