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What is GNUstep?

GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented framework for desktop application development. Based on the OpenStep specification originally created by NeXT (now Apple), GNUstep enables developers to rapidly build sophisticated software by employing a large library of reusable software components. GNUstep is used in production environments at several organizations.

How to install GNUstep

To get a bare minimum base install of X and the preferred window manager for GNUstep, do:

apt-get install x-window-system-core wmaker menu

To install GNUstep do the following:

apt-get install gnustep

This will install a meta package, which will install the core GNUstep software to get it to work.

Other Packages

Other packages that are useful include:


Packaging Hints

Software that might get ported to GNUstep