GNUstep Sees New 2020 Releases For This Apple Cocoa/OpenStep Re-Implementation

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 14 April 2020 at 06:30 AM EDT. 21 Comments
It's been a while since last having any news to report on GNUstep, the free software re-implementation of the Apple Cocoa / OpenStep frameworks. But GNUstep is alive and well and today several of its components saw new releases -- among the feature work is improving its multi-monitor handling.

GNUstep GUI Backend 0.28 is one of the new releases today. The GUI back-end has cursor handling improvements, focus handling improvements, better font handling, and usage of Xrandr for multi-monitor support.

GNUstep Makefile Package 2.8.0 is also out with full support for the GNUstep 2.0 Objective-C ABI, better library combo and ABI detection, and other improvements.

GNUstep Base Library 1.27 is also out today and it's a big update. The GNUstep Base Library update brings improved thread safety and a number of new API additions and other implementation fixes. There are dozens of changes for this library of Objective-C objects.

GNUstep GUI Library 0.28 is rounding out the GNUstep releases today. The GNUstep GUI Library update has improved key value binding, better multi-monitor support, a number of new classes added, fixes for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, and improved WindowMaker compatibility.
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