Framework wish list

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I would like to see a testsuite and API diffs for Openstep, Gnustep and different Cocoa-Versions.


It would be good to see a better framework handling mechanism than what we have now. Currently on unix platforms, framework libraries are symbolically linked against in the System/Library/Libraries directory, making them unmoveable and difficult to uninstall (at least, without package managers). On windows, they copied into this directory.

I think it's possible to create an application loader that inserts these directories into the linker's path (on linux at least, simply adding them to LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the environment the program runs in). I was looking at implementing this an application loader (similar to openapp, but in Objective-C with gnustep-base). Preliminary tests would seem to show that this is at least possible on Linux. I believe a similiar solution is feasible on Windows (sticking them into the PATH variable). Does anyone think a solution like this is useful on other Unix platforms? Any better solutions? --ChrisArmstrong 03:55, 9 Jul 2005 (CEST)