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Old 11-22-2004, 04:13 AM   #1
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GTK vs Motif


what is GTK & Motif?

what is the difference between them?
Old 11-22-2004, 05:00 AM   #2
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GTK is a windowing toolkit originally developed for the GNU Image Manipulator Program (GIMP), and now used for GNOME.

Motif is a windowing toolkit developed by (I think) the X consortium, and originally distributed along with X-windows.

They are both libraries for drawing widgets (user interface objects) on an X-windows screen.
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GTK should look prettier than Motif... plus, it's probably more popular as it seems like most people are writing GTK apps: OpenOffice, Firefox, Gaim, GIMP (well they can be excused), etc. I'd learn QT since I'm on KDE, but I haven't had as much luck as I had vs GTK. Its documentation was pretty good, but the syntax gets annoying.


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