NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Resources on the Net

NEXTSTEP/OpenStep Resources on the Net

Post by sangu.. » Mon, 22 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Topics include:
        Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP World Wide Web Sites
        OpenStep/NEXTSTEP/Rhapsody Related Usenet Newsgroups
        Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP FTP sites

Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP World Wide Web Sites

  The following sites are a sample of the OpenStep related WWW
  sites available. A comprehensive list is available on Stepwise.

Stepwise OpenStep/Rhapsody Information Server
      Stepwise has been serving the OpenStep/NEXTSTEP community
      since March 1994.  Some of the many resources on the site
      include: original YellowBox and Rhapsody articles, mailing
      list information, extensive listing of FTP and WWW sites
      related to Rhapsody, OpenStep and NEXTSTEP, OpenStep related
      Frequently Asked Questions.

NeXT Software Archives @
      PEAK is the premier NeXTStep/OpenStep FTP site in North

Peanuts Archive
        The Peanuts-Archive is the premier site in Europe and
        mirrored in whole or parts all over the world.

Apple Enterprise Software Group
(formerly NeXT Computer, Inc.)
      Here is where you'll find the NeXTanswers archive, with
      information on OpenStep installation, drivers and software

Apple Computer's Mac OS X Server Site

Apple Computer's Mac OS X Server Developer Site

Apple Computer's WebObjects Site

Mac OS X Server Developer Documentation

WebObjects Documentation

OpenStep/NEXTSTEP/Rhapsody Related Usenet Newsgroups


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      to any other groups.

      A place to report verifiable bugs in NeXT-supplied software.
      Material e-mailed to Bug_N...@NeXT.COM is not published, so
      this is a place for the net community find out about problems
      when they're discovered. This newsgroup has a very poor
      signal/noise ratio--all too often bozos post stuff here that
      really belongs someplace else. It rarely makes sense to
      crosspost between this and other c.s.n.* newsgroups, but
      individual reports may be germane to certain non-NeXT-specific
      groups as well.

      Discussions about NeXT-label hardware and compatible peripherals,
      and non-NeXT-produced hardware (e.g. Intel) that is compatible
      with  NEXTSTEP. In most cases, questions about Intel hardware
      are better asked in Questions about
      SCSI devices belong in comp.periphs.scsi. This isn't the place
      to buy or sell used NeXTs--that's what .marketplace is for.

      NeXT stuff for sale/wanted. Material posted here must not be
      crossposted to any other c.s.n.* newsgroup, but may be
      crossposted to or appropriate
      regional newsgroups.

      For stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else. Anything you post
      here by definition doesn't belong anywhere else in c.s.n.*--i.e.
      no crossposting!!!

      Questions and discussions of interest to NEXTSTEP programmers.
      This is primarily a forum for advanced technical material.

      Generic UNIX questions belong elsewhere (comp.unix.questions),
      although specific questions about NeXT's implementation or
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      several other more "horizontal" newsgroups (comp.lang.objective-c,
      comp.lang.postscript, comp.os.mach, comp.protocols.tcp-ip,
      etc.) that may also be of interest.

      This is a place to talk about [third party] software products
      that run on NEXTSTEP systems.

      Stuff relating to NeXT system administration issues; in rare
      cases this will spill over into .programmer or .software.


      Like and combined.
      Exists because NeXT is a software-only company now, and
      comp.soft-sys is for discussion of software systems with scope
      similar to NEXTSTEP.

      Technical talk about the Objective-C language. Implemetations
      discussed include NeXT, Gnu, Stepstone, etc.

      Technical talk about OOP in general. Lots of C++ discussion,
      but NeXT and Objective-C get quite a bit of attention. At
      times gets almost philosophical about objects, but then again
      OOP allows one to be a programmer/philosopher. (The original no longer exists--do not attempt to post to

      Exception to the crossposting restrictions: announcements
      of usenet RFDs or CFVs, when made by the news.announce.newgroups
      moderator, may be simultaneously crossposted to all c.s.n.*

Getting the Newsgroups without getting News

    Thanks to Michael Ross at, the main NEXTSTEP groups
    are now available as a mailing list digest as well.


    (For a full description, send mail to

    The subscription syntax is essentially the same as Majordomo's.

    To subscribe, send a message to * saying:


    where * is the name of the list

Major OpenStep/NEXTSTEP FTP sites
       The main site for North American submissions formerly
       (Peanuts) Located in Germany.  Comprehensive archive site.
       Very well maintained.
       NeGeN/NiNe (NEXTSTEP Gebruikers Nederland/NeXTSTEP in the Netherlands)
       (Italian NEXTSTEP User Group)
       See below and
[from the document]

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Written by:
        Eric P. Scott ( e...@toaster.SFSU.EDU ) and
        Scott Anguish ( )

Additions from:
        Greg Anderson ( )
        Michael Pizolato ( )
        Dan Grillo ( )