Even more to the point: unless there are simple GnuStep meta-packages for the major BSD and Linux distributions that are reasonable "click-install-run" easy, most of the effort going into GNUStep is wasted, because except for a few nostalgic exNeXT users and a few developers, nobody is going to use it.
I didn't have time to play with GNUStep for ages, but I keep following the development from a distance, but think about it for a moment: if KDE or something like it would require that level of involvement just to get going, do you think it would have the sort of adoption it has now?
On 14 Feb 2010, at 16:34, Fred Kiefer wrote:
> Great to hear how much GNUstep software you are using. But being a
> developer I am most interested in what didn't work :-(
> Why did you have to abandon your attempt to compile GNUstep from SVN?
> (We switched over from CVS years ago, if you really tried CVS then this
> was a very old version of GNUstep)
> And are there any interesting patches on the debian patch system for
> GNUstep that didn't make it upstream?