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GNUstep development environment for Fedora


Current Status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 13
  • Last updated: 2009-09-27
  • Percentage of completion: 60%

TODO: Reviewing the following packages:

  • gnustep-back
  • gnustep-example

Detailed Description

GNUstep is a GNU project to implement a Openstep/Nextstep-like environemnt on normal unix/linux systems.

Benefit to Fedora

Providing the GNUstep environment for Fedora which is available on other linux distributation like Debien or Gentoo Linux.


This is a entirely new feature which has no impact for other packages. Only the gnustep-make package, which is part of this feature was updated to the most recent release.

How to Test

  • Try out to build and running the gnustep-example package on Fedora.


GNUstep needs the objective C environemnt which is provided by the gcc.

Contingency Plan

Not required. It can be introduced after the release of a distribution without any impact for the user. Is only an enhancement.


Open Issues

There is a package called libFoundation which privides the same functionality as gnustep-base. Because libFoundation is not required by any Fedora package and this package doesn't provides unicode support, I suggest to remove this package from Fedora. Third party package are encaurage to migrate to gnustep-base. (Please refer to #531899)

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