Building GNUstep with Clang, Blocks, and Grand Central Dispatch

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This guide shows how to install GNUstep-base with clang, blocks and Grand Central Dispatch.

First some background as the information on this is scattered around the web.

Grand Central Dispatch is a library to assist building apps on multi-core processors. The library for Grand Central Dispatch is called libdispatch, and tasks can be submitted to GCD in blocks or with a C API. To understand the process below, some notes are in order. If you're in a hurry, you can probably skip the notes and everything should just build.

  • As far as I can make out, there are two implementations of GCD out there. One by Mark Heily