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    Graphics Library for all Linux distributions

    Hi all,

    I am looking for a graphics library in C that works fine on every Linux distribution.

    I came to know about GTK after googling. I would like to know weather it is used pre-installed on every Linux distribution. If not what can be my options apart from GTK.

    Thanks for help in advance.

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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Harrow, UK
    Which widget library you use depends on your desktop, not your distro. The Gnome and xfce desktops use gtk, KDE uses qt. Both of them will work on any Linux distro once installed.

    Since most distros come with an installed default desktop, either gtk or qt will always be there at the start; the exceptions are text-only installations for servers and a few minimalist distros that require you to add the desktop yourself.

    Even if you have one library pre-installed, you can always install the other by hand.
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