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Old 11-07-2008, 04:14 AM   #1
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Question, QT, GTK ... is there any more language to program a GUI in linux???


I am look for information to decide which language is the bets for me to make a new program in linux with a GUI.
At the begining, I found QT, but I have never developed a program y C++.
Later I found GTK, and now I have a Doubt, How many differents languages for GUI there is???

Thank you.
Old 11-07-2008, 04:21 AM   #2
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You can program guis in pretty much whatever language you want.
Just google for "linux gui programming tutorial".

For instance:

python + qt

ruby + gtk

gtk and qt are C++ libraries .. so it is all C++ or whatever language can read the libs. gtk is for gnome, qt is for kde.

So hunt for tutorials concerning our favorite programming language...
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When using QT toolkit you do not have to program in C++. QT has bindings for Python, C, Perl and probably other languages. Same applies to GTK+.

Apart from that there are TK toolkit, wxWidgets, Motif and GNUstep - all with bindings for different languages.

Probably others too.
Old 11-07-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot.

I have found more in parallel:


..... ETC ETC

But I have a doubt, Simon Bridge said that GTK is in C++, but I have a lot of examples in C. is it correct???
Best regards

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Old 11-07-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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Can I make one more question??

is it possible to use gtk and real time (negative priority)threads in the same process??

Best regards


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