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November 25th, 2009, 08:42 PM

I am a new user of ubuntu, I am looking for the way of using objective C on ubuntu 9.10. it seems that it's an interesting development tools for Mac OS and I'd like to test it on Ubuntu if this is possible of course.

Where can it be loaded ?
How it will be installed ?


November 25th, 2009, 09:24 PM
In Synaptic if you search for 'objc' with 'description and name' selected in the 'look in' box, you should find the right stuff, but just the stuff you need to use objective c for creating programs.

If you want to use the foundation classes, which are likely to be used if you are looking at stuff being programmed for the Mac, then search for 'gnustep', This is a project originally created to bring the NeXT interface to Linux, but has since added stuff to be more compatible with the Mac since the NeXT developers took over there. Don't know what the compatibility is like, there will surely be some stuff missing, since Apple has some GUI related things they want to keep secret.

There are a couple of development utilities Gorm and Project Center that you might be interested in if you want to create programs that use the GNUstep stuff, and they should come up in the search in Synaptic when you search for 'gnustep'.

The GNUstep website is: http://www.gnustep.org/

I'm not a developer, just someone who has used GNUstep in the past so I can't really tell you any more than that.

Later, Seeker

November 25th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Thanks seeker5528

December 31st, 2009, 04:38 AM
There are also IDEs :
ObjectivEclipse based on Eclipse : http://code.google.com/p/objectiveclipse/
Kdevelop : http://www.kdevelop.org/