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Old 09-07-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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wxGTK, GTK (need guidance starting out)


First, I am guessing (with confidence) that GTK+ and GTK+v2 are the most popular GUI design bases for Linux environments..is this right? Qt seems to fall behind and pretty much only for KDE and kde apps. I would thus like to learn GTK (I have done very basic Qt before, but want all platform support and no price).

I am confused on diff between wxGTK (found at www.wxwidgets.org) and just gtk (www.gtk.org). Which are where do I begin. And do most people code from text or use WxDesigner. Please set me straight so I can start learning and designing.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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wxWidgets is a cross platform library that has bindings to GTK so it can run on GTK systems (this is what wxGTK is). It has other bindings too, like wxMSW for Win32, which I would expect to be faster than GTK on Win32. I would recommend starting with wxWidgets (or wxPython (http://www.wxpython.org) if you know python - it's much easier to mess around with small python scripts while you get to grips with the way the toolkit works). The documentation seems very thorough, but I haven't seen much in the way of good tutorials - the best thing is to check out the demo apps that come with it.
 
  


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