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GWorkspace is a Workspace Manager for GNUstep.

Contents

[ Introduction | State | Documentation | Download GWorkspace | Install GWorkspace | Maintainer | Related links ]
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Introduction

GWorkspace is a clone of the NeXT workspace manager with some added features as spatial viewing, an advanced database based search system, etc.

State

Currently GWorkspace is a very stable application and can be used as your file manager for daily usage.

Documentation

The GWorkspace User Guide by
Dennis Leeuw (dleeuw at made-it dot com)
is available here

Download Gworkspace

The latest version of Gworkspace (v0.9.2, released March 24 2013) can be download here.

Access to SVN repository by:

svn co http://svn.gna.org/svn/gnustep/apps/gworkspace/trunk

Install Gworkspace

cd into the GWorkspace source directory and:
./configure
make
make install

Sqlite is needed only needed if GWMetadata is enabled through --enable-gwmetadata. Thus with version 0.8.8 SQLite is no longer a hard dependency. GWMetadata is the metadata indexing and search system which includes the live folders functionality.

If you are on Linux and want to use the new inotify-based fswatcher, you can pass --with-inotify to configure.

To enable all the GWorkspace features you need also:

  • The PDFKit framework (version >= 0.9).
    Currently it is available only as CVS check-out in the GNUstep Application Project. A release is almost ready.
    PDFKit is needed to build the pdf contents inspector and to extract metadata from pdf files.
  • System Preferences If you install the GWMetadata system, SystemPreferences is needed to configure it.

Users Contributions

SGContent Inspector by Charles Philip Chan (cpchan at sympatico dot ca)
A contents Inspector that can play Ogg Vorbis, mp3, speex, flac, shorten, voc, midi, and mod files.

VCF Inspector by Charles Philip Chan (cpchan at sympatico dot ca)
A contents Inspector for VCF files. It is now distributed with Addresses itself.

RPM Inspector by Charles Philip Chan (cpchan at sympatico dot ca)
A contents Inspector to see the contents of rpm packages.

IMImage Inspector by Charles Philip Chan (cpchan at sympatico dot ca)
An Inspector used to preview many types of graphics formats not currently supported by NSImage. It can also by used to preview Type 1 and Truetype fonts.

Maintainer

The current maintainer is Riccardo Mottola. The original author is Enrico Sersale (enrico at fibernet dot ro)

GWorkspace now is maintaned by the GNUstep community.

Related links

Objective-C: general information and lots of links.

GNUstep Tutorials on Makefiles, base and gui programming and more.

GNUstep Library Suite: Reference about the different GNUstep libraries.