GWorkspace - GNUstep Workspace Manager
This manual page documents briefly the GWorkspace GNUstep application.
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page.
GWorkspace is the official GNUstep workspace manager. It is a clone of
NeXT’s workspace manager.
GWorkspace is probably one of the most useful and usable workspace
managers available on any platform, owing to its well-designed
interface and the natural, consistent design that it inherits from the
The first time you run GWorkspace you must set some preferences:
GWorkspace needs a default editor to work. It can also be an app-
wrapper. To set your editor, open the preferences window and choose
"Default Editor" from the pop-up, then click on the "choose" button:
from an open-panel you will be able to browse your directories and
choose the editor.
GWorkspace lets you open a terminal on the current directory (alt-t).
To set your preferred terminal (the default is "xterm"), choose
"XTerminal" from the pop-up.
Besides its standard Contents Inspectors, that is, App, Folder, Image,
Sound, Pdf-Ps, Rtf, text, Plist, Strings and Inspector viewers,
GWorkspace can dynamically load other modules which you can build
separately. It is sufficient to put them in a place where GWorkspace
looks for them, for example: ~/GNUstep/Library/GWorkspace.
In the same way you can add other viewers besides the standard Browser,
Icon and Small Icons viewers. If you want to write a new inspector or
a new viewer, take a look in the Template directory.
GWorkspace speaks English, French, German, Italian and Romanian.
There are no options.
February 18, 2004