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Startup is a compilation of the core GNUstep libraries. After installing GNUstep Startup, you will have a complete system for compiling and running GNUstep applications


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GNUstep Startup is a compilation the GNUstep core packages: gnustep-make, gnustep-base, gnustep-gui, and gnustep-back. The main advantage of Startup is that it includes a script to automatically build and install the core GNUstep system. After installing GNUstep Startup, you will have a complete system for compiling and running GNUstep applications. You will, of course, need to compile and install applications (such as GWorkspace) to actually use GNUstep in a runtime system. For a complete developement system, you would also need to install the Gorm and ProjectCenter applications. The individual packages are:

GNUstep Make
The makefile package is a simple, powerful and extensible way to write makefiles for a GNUstep-based project. It allows the user to write a project without having to deal with the complex issues associated with configuration, building, installation, and packaging. It also allows the user to easily create cross-compiled binaries.
GNUstep Base
The GNUstep Base Library is a library of general-purpose, non-graphical Objective C objects. For example, it includes classes for strings, object collections, byte streams, typed coders, invocations, notifications, notification dispatchers, moments in time, network ports, remote object messaging support (distributed objects), and event loops.
GNUstep Gui
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 images.
GNUstep Back
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 systems.





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