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JIGS (Java Interface for GnuStep) allows Java programmers to use the GNUstep libraries from Java, but it is more than a set of bindings for GNUstep from Java: it takes advantage of the fact that Objective-C and Java are very similar languages to make it possible to use Objective-C classes from Java using exactly the same API (and vice versa). Moreover, JIGS can generate automatically wrappers for your own Objective-C GNUstep libraries.


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Download version 1.6.2 (stable)
released on 8 August 2013

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLv2.1Genium26 April 2015

Leaders and contributors

Nicola Pero Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use gnustep-objc
Required to use GNUstep make package and base library from CVS
Required to use Java development environment supporting JNI 1.2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 April 2015.


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