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1 ANNOUNCE
**********

This is version 0.27.0 of the GNUstep GUI Backend ('gnustep-back').

1.1 What is the GNUstep GUI Backend?
====================================

It is a back-end component for the GNUstep GUI Library.  The
implementation of the GNUstep GUI Library is designed in two parts.  The
first part is the front-end component which is independent of platform
and display system.  This front-end is combined with a back-end
component which handles all of the display system dependent such as
specific calls to the X Window System.  This design allows the GNUstep
applications to have the "look and feel" of the underlying display
system without any changes to the application, and the library can be
easily ported to other display systems.

   The GNUstep GUI Backend is for platforms using the X-Window System or
Window's Systems.  It works via a DPS emulation engine to emulate the
DPS functions required by the front-end system.

1.2 Noteworthy changes in version '0.27.0'
==========================================

This release includes a few bugfixes.

   * configure: Improve configuration.
   * xlib: Improve xft font classes.
   * x11: Enable drawing in secondary threads.
   * x11: Better handling of atoms.  Method to get the window manager.
   * opal: Improve colour handling

1.3 Where can you get it? How can you compile it?
=================================================

The gnustep-back-0.27.0.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at
<ftp://ftp.gnustep.org/pub/gnustep/core>.

   It is accompanied by gnustep-back-0.27.0.tar.gz.sig, a PGP signature
which you can validate by putting both files in the same directory and
using:

     gpg --verify gnustep-back-0.27.0.tar.gz.sig

   Signature has been created using the key with the following
fingerprint:

     83AA E47C E829 A414 6EF8  3420 CA86 8D4C 9914 9679

   Read the INSTALL file or the GNUstep-HOWTO for installation
instructions.

1.4 Where do I send bug reports?
================================

Bug reports can be sent to the GNUstep bug list <bug-gnustep@gnu.org>

1.5 Obtaining GNU Software
==========================

Check out the GNUstep web site.  (<http://www.gnustep.org/>) and the GNU
web site.  (<http://www.gnu.org/>)