Projects / StepTalk


StepTalk is the official GNUstep scripting framework. It is more than a scripting framework with an illusion of single objective environment between objects of scriptable servers or applications. It is language independent, but the default scripting language is Smalltalk.

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Recent releases

  •  31 May 2006 06:54

    Release Notes: The framework was ported to Mac OS X. The new StepTalking application was added. The StepTalkKit framework was added, and includes a new conversation window class with default context, a customizable toolbar, script history, and language selection. New view classes were added for custom script input/output. An AppKit bundle is included. The source was reorganized into more logical groups. Foundation and AppKit bundles now advertise all public Cocoa classes. Constants from Foundation and AppKit are generated from a simple constants list file.

    •  06 Sep 2005 09:20

      Release Notes: Semi-persistant scripting environments were added, and remote scripting was introduced. New language management was introduced and stenvironment, a new tool for semi-persistent environments was added. stexec now can read from standard input. Remote scripting was added to the stshell and stexec tools. New conversation methods were provided and the obsolete stalk and stupdate_languages tools were removed along with some deprecated methods and obsoleted classes. Framework compilation cleanups and various bugfixes were made.

      •  11 Jul 2005 01:04

        Release Notes: A new actor class (STActor) with an example script to demonstrate its usage. Fixes following GNUstep-base fixes of NSUnknownKey.

        •  01 Jul 2005 15:32

          Release Notes: This release changes "full scripting" behavior. When enabled, all classes are available for scripting, not only those published by frameworks. A design fix has been made in the Smalltalk language bundle. Instance variables of script objects were accessed by index; now they are referenced by names.

          •  28 Jun 2004 03:33

            Release Notes: The examples 'StepUnit' (a unit testing example) and 'awlaunch' (launching of Unix apps from a workspace) have been added. The license has been changed to the LGPL. There are several fixes to the framework and Smalltalk bundle. A bug with signed/unsigned bytecode in the Smalltalk bundle has been fixed.


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