Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming
User Name
Programming This forum is for all programming questions.
The question does not have to be directly related to Linux and any language is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-01-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2019
Location: Somerville, AL
Distribution: Linux Mint 19.2 w/ Cinnamon
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question C++ GUI

So... I am new to C++ and looking to branch into the magnificent world of GUI. I know this is more of an advanced topic in most languages but I just really can't get too super excited about working on a project that I can't see graphically. The problem I am having however is that I just can't seem to find a GUI library that will build successfully for me.

QT just costs way too much for a hobby.

WxWidgets fails to build due to my having GTK 2 and 3. From what I understand, trying to remove GTK 2 could prove disastrous.

CEGUI has MANY configuration errors.

CEF seems to only work through URL's from what I understand.

My distribution is Linux Mint 19.2 w/ Cinnamon.

Does anyone know of any other C++ GUI libraries that may work for me that I could play around with? Preferably something free or with a one-time cheap payment?
Old 10-02-2019, 02:37 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 10,561

Rep: Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172Reputation: 1172
Welcome to LQ.

Sounds like you're a new swimmer diving into the deep end of the swimming pool. If you're new to C++, walk before you can run. I have Qt4, Qt5, GTK2, & GTK3, and war doesn't break out. Are you actually running Linux? It's all free. With RHEL, you pay for support, but QT doesn't cost in Linux. You have Richard Stallman (yes, him) to thank for that. There's bound to be an educational rant about free software on

Like C, I wouldn't start in X but in a terminal with a text editor. Every Linux distro has C/C++ compilers, debuggers etc and you're spoiled for choice.
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 10-02-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: distro hopper
Posts: 9,144

Rep: Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967Reputation: 3967
Qt is free for hobby projects.
Old 10-02-2019, 09:32 PM   #4
Registered: Oct 2008
Distribution: Slackware [64]-X.{0|1|2|37|-current} ::12<=X<=14, FreeBSD_12{.0|.1}
Posts: 5,221
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171Reputation: 3171
FLTK perhaps?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you think I should use a Qt GUI, a GTK GUI, or no GUI at all? anon02 Programming 5 08-25-2011 06:59 AM
KDE gui vs. Gnome GUI Curt6000 Linux - Newbie 11 11-10-2004 01:37 PM
Isn't Windows 95 or 98 a better GUI solution for old machines than an old Linux GUI lynchmob09 General 10 04-20-2004 01:24 AM
To GUI or not to GUI? Transition Linux - General 5 02-03-2004 11:41 PM
Gui What GUI rrose42 Linux - General 14 03-27-2002 11:45 AM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration