> > Contrary to popular opinion, Objective-C is
> > actually used outside of Mac OS X
> OK, this will probably start yet another flame war, but I just gotta ask
> What active non-Mac projects use Objective-C? Is there a list
> somewhere? I've Googled a few times, and all I can come up with are
> Swarm, Gnustep, GCC, and POC. (Not counting dead links ...)
> Sourceforge has a number that seem to be moribund, and I was having
> trouble filtering out Mac-based projects from Freshmeat's Objective-C
Don't worry about flame wars, we're quite used to them. :)
Anyway, you already have a decent list. And note that everything you've
listed is stuff that's used to make other software.
Swarm is probably used for hundreds of projects, but by their nature
many or most of them are not publically available. The one I worked on
is owned by Ohio State University and will probably die there.
For GNUStep, see this URL for a list of software:
This list is not huge, but it's not bad either, especially for a "dead
GCC is of course the Basis for Everything ObjC. Although our local POC
author will no doubt object to this statement, and I'm sure there are
some projects out there using it, but GCC is the de facto standard.
Although GCC is not written in ObjC itself, so I'm not sure if we ought
to count it.
And finally POC, which as far as I can tell is mostly used to compile
POC, but any corrections or additions to this list would be welcome.
Of course, compared to C or C++, ObjC is pretty small. But it's by no
means platform-specific, nor is it dead or dying.