GNUstep is a cross-platform, object oriented environment composed of frameworks, tools, and servers (daemons). It is very similar to the Cocoa frameworks from Apple, and tries to maintain compatibility with Cocoa wherever it is desired and possible. The frameworks provide classes for containers, distributed objects, object archiving, file management, text system, font management, image composition, WYSIWYG PostScript graphics, and more.
JIGS (Java Interface for GnuStep) allows Java programmers to use the GNUstep libraries from Java, but it is more than a set of bindings for GNUstep from Java: it 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). Moreover, JIGS can generate automatically wrappers for your own Objective-C GNUstep libraries.
Addresses is a GNUstep address book that consists of a full-featured address book manager application, a source-code compatible replacement for Apple's AddressBook.framework (for accessing and manipulating address data programmatically), a framework of view/editor classes that make it easy to use Addresses from your own programs, and a number of tools. It is easy to use by both users and programmers and can store almost all imaginable data, including multiple phone numbers, emails, and addresses, photos, AIM/Jabber/ICQ/Yahoo IM details, and notes. It supports drag-and-drop and integrates well with GNUMail.
Netclasses is an asynchronous networking library that works with GNUstep and Mac OS X. Out of the box, it gives a nice, asynchronous, and object-oriented interface for IRC, line- based, and raw TCP/IP connections. Users can easily subclass the raw TCP/IP or line-based interfaces to create asynchronous interfaces for other sorts of connections.
SMS Framework is an Objective C framework for decoding SMS messages in PDU format to objects. It is easily usable in Cocoa and GNUstep environments, and it reduces developer responsibility for decoding messages to extracting the raw messages from the phone. The XCode project file contains three targets: one system wide framework, one framework to include in applications, and a small application for testing the framework.