> HI folks,
> I'm new to this newsgroup. I joined because I've finally
> succumbed to temptation and started programming Cocoa on my 1
> year old iBook. My background is in Unix (the reason I went for
> MacOS instead of a Windoze laptop) with C/C++ and more
> recently Python(yum!) and Java(yuk!).
> Having read the posts over the last few days there are definitely
> a few Cocoa developers here but I wondered what else Objective C
> was being used for?
> Is there any non MacOs/Nextstep/Openstep work being done using
> Objective C?
There is GNUStep, which provides a Cocoa-like environment under Linux,
Windows, and other such OSes. It's not quite all there yet, but it
sounds like it's already very useful even though it's not done.
Swarm is a framework intended for scientific simulations. It has its own
object library written in Objective-C, with APIs available from both
ObjC and Java. http://www.swarm.org
I recall there being ObjC bindings for at least one unix GUI toolkit,
although I forget which one.
And of course there are many options if you just want to do your backend
in ObjC, and interface to the GUI with some more traditional API.
GNUStep provides a Foundation component (like Cocoa's Foundation), and
there's something called libFoundation out there as well. David Stes's
POC comes with ObjectPak, which I don't know much about. Or of course,
you could do all the heavy lifting yourself, and write your own object
library to work with. I don't know if this is a very popular option,