GNUstep Live CD

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There are several efforts to create Live CDs of GNUstep


of Gürkan Sengün, Version 1.0 released on November 6, 2006


  • Some Apps can't be started from GWorkspace, instead openapp <MyApplication> is required
  • Some windows (for instance in can't be accessed since the title bar is offscreen (a seasoned gnustepper knows how to fix this but what about the newbees?)
  • Some menus behave oddly
  • Some Apps have obvious bugs: Cenon: on startup: "NSRangeException Index 0 is out of range 0 (in 'objectAtIndex:')"


  • Sometimes a PS/2 mouse isn't recognized (differs from boot time to boot time on the same hardware)

Bugs reported by Fred Kiefer:

  • It took a long time to start up, during this it tried to get a network connection via DHCP and also prepared the nfonts. I think the first should be switched off and the fonts preprepared.
Your computer is very slow? Run a DHCP server in the network? Hm yeah maybe the prepreparation is a good idea, wonder how...
  • There were no names on the dock icons, making it hard to realise what they were standing for.
I can fix that, exit wmaker, and it writes different WMState
  • The fonts didn't display white space.
Can you provide a screenshot for this?
  • There were no colour schemas predefined.
Can you provide the schemas and tell where they get on the filesystem?

Feature Requests

  • it should be obvious how to install GNUSTEP on HD from within the Live CD (ideally by employing a GUI based wizard)
I've got a text file on how to do it, what about you write an installer?
Can you mail me that file? How much is the effort needed to build such an installer (roundabout)?