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shortdescription = JIGS is the Java Interface to GNUstep. | shortdescription = JIGS is the Java Interface to GNUstep. |
currentversion = [ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/libs/jigs-1.5.5.tar.gz 1.5.5] | currentversion = [ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/libs/jigs-1.5.5.tar.gz 1.5.5] |
-releasedate = Unknown |+releasedate = June 21, 2004 |
license = LGPL | license = LGPL |
overview = JIGS is a library allowing integration between Java and Objective-C. The main purpose of JIGS is to allow Java programmers to use the GNUstep libraries from Java. | overview = JIGS is a library allowing integration between Java and Objective-C. The main purpose of JIGS is to allow Java programmers to use the GNUstep libraries from Java. |

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JIGS is the Java Interface to GNUstep.

Current Version: 1.5.5

  • Released: June 21, 2004
  • Licensed: LGPL

Overview

JIGS is a library allowing integration between Java and Objective-C. The main purpose of JIGS is to allow Java programmers to use the GNUstep libraries from Java.

Features

JIGS is more than a set of bindings for GNUstep from Java; JIGS takes advantage of the fact that Objective-C and Java are very similar languages to make it possible to use Objective-C classes from Java using exactly the same API (and vice versa). You have to learn the GNUstep API only once, and then you can use it both from Objective-C and from Java in the same way! Moreover, JIGS can generate automatically wrappers for your own Objective-C GNUstep libraries.

JIGS allows you to write optimized classes and components in Objective-C, and make them available to Java developers. In the typical configuration, fast Objective-C components and libraries are used in the backend, and JIGS is used to integrate them smoothly in a Java front-end. Moving from one language to the other is as easy as it can possibly be with two different languages.

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