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Old 10-01-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
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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
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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 gnu.org.

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.
 
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Qt is free for hobby projects.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 09:32 PM   #4
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FLTK perhaps?
 
  


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