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ProjectCenter is GNUstep's integrated developement environment (IDE). It is based in part on NeXT's original Project Builder. It assists you in starting new projects and lets you manage your project files using a intuitive and well ordered graphical user interface.

Serg Stoyan (stoyan255 at ukr dor net) is the current maintainer of ProjectCenter. Please contact him if you would like to submit a bug report or volunteer to improve ProjectCenter. The original author of ProjectCenter, Philippe C.D. Robert, no longer actively contributes to the application.

Over a decade ago, NeXT Computer Inc. revolutionized application development by making two great developer tools available for their operation system OPENSTEP: Project Builder and Interface Builder. These applications made application development much easier and faster and took NeXT ahead of the other computer manufacturers and operating system vendors.

Supporting the project types 'Application', 'Bundle', 'Library', 'Tool', and 'Aggregate', ProjectCenter automatically creates the project makefiles and aids you in the process of editing, project compilation, package building and debugging. In the future, built-in CVS support will be available, too.

ProjectCenter running on GNUstep


ProjectCenter is a very useable application, but is still evolving. Support is there for project creation and inspection as well as basic Makefile generation. Using the 'Application' project type, you can already create graphical applications using ProjectCenter and Gorm in conjunction.


For installation help, please refer to the INSTALL file included in the ProjectCenter package or the GNUstep Build Guide.

Philippe started to put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For a basic tutorial on GNUstep development, with Gorm and ProjectCenter, you should read Pierre-Yves Rivaille's tutorial on Gorm and ProjectCenter (translations: German).

Download ProjectCenter

The last offically released version at the time of writing is 0.4.3 (16 Jan 2006), which you can download here.

Related Links

GNUstep Tutorials on Makefiles, base and gui programming and more.

GNUstep Library Suite: Reference about the different GNUstep libraries.