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GNUstep GUI Backend

https://github.com/gnustep/libs-back
GNUstep drivers for specific graphics systems

This is the back-end component for the GNUstep GUI Library.

GNUstep is a cross-platform, object-oriented set of frameworks for desktop application development. The set of frameworks, based on Cocoa (previously OpenStep), enables developers to rapidly build sophisticated software by employing a large library of reusable software components.

This GUI uses an abstraction layer to talk to the windowing system. It uses the GNUstep back library to handle all of the windowing-system-specific details. It currently works via a DPS emulation engine to emulate the DPS functions required by the front-end system.

More recently, a back end based on Cairo was implemented. This is a high-performance 2D graphics library supporting vector and composing operations.

Another back-end runs on top of the X Window System and uses only Xlib calls for graphics, but seems deprecated. (There is also a back end supporting the Windows GDI, allowing GNUstep applications to run on Windows)

Documentation

This package provides three separate graphics back-ends:
  • cairo - use cairo as graphics backend
  • libart - use libart as graphics backend
  • xlib - use xlib as graphics backend

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Licensing

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LGPLv2.1

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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Ivan Vucica Maintainer


Resources and communication

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GitHubVCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/gnustep/libs-back
GitHubDownloadhttps://github.com/gnustep/libs-back/releases
GNUstepDownloadhttp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/core/
DebianDeveloperhttps://tracker.debian.org/pkg/gnustep-back
WikidataGeneralhttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q90530223


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 April 2020.



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