[Openmcl-devel] The Objective-C Bridge and Clozure CL IDE with Linux and GNUstep

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Wed Jun 17 03:22:33 PDT 2015

> On Jun 16, 2015, at 2:09 AM, Adam Jensen <hanzer at riseup.net> wrote:
> Is there a way to include the [Objective-C Bridge][1] and build/run the Clozure CL IDE on a Linux system that has the GNUstep libraries and development environment installed? 

In a word, no.

At some times in the past, we've tried to make the Objective-C bridge work with the GNU Objective-C runtime, but as far as I know, that code has bit-rotted.  Even if that were revived, we'd almost certainly still need to do some work on the cocoa-ide code so that it used only supported GNUstep functionality.

Personally, I think that trying to use GNUstep or the Cocotron or any other sort of re-implementation of Apple's Cocoa framework is a bad idea.  It's hard enough to make things work with "real" Cocoa, let alone trying to deal at the same time with bugs and limitations in other implementations.  But that's just me.

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