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Hi, I'm kinda new to linux (I have played with it before, never got into it, then installed kubuntu and have used that for just over a month, now I ...
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    Gnome, Glade, GTK???


    Hi, I'm kinda new to linux (I have played with it before, never got into it, then installed kubuntu and have used that for just over a month, now I have just switched to ubuntu).

    I prefer ubuntu and gnome to kubuntu and kde so I'm probably going to make the change permenent soon (I'm running ubuntu from a 13 gig hdd i had spare - installed it earlier today). I was looking around and i liked what i saw and then i found out about something called glade and something galled gtk. I gathered that they were something to do with programming (I'm not quite that dense) and that gtk/glade is an interface design thing but what do they all do? I want to learn to program (either in ruby or c++, any reccommendations?) and think gtk and glade may be useful - if only I knew what to use them for.

    Thanks in advance

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    GTK is a graphics library for making widgets, for example the gnome suite and firefox is built entirely on GTK. GTK is a C-library, but bindings for for example python etc. exists. Glade is an app which makes designing GUI's easy since the design is done graphical.

    Easy explanations of glade and GTK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glade_Interface_Designer
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTK

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    Thanks very much for the reply, I think I understand them both a bit better, now I just have to learn a language to program in... probably will choose ruby.

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    Glade is very nice to use - I've only used it for a bit and it's really nice to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    firefox is built entirely on GTK
    Firefox can be built with either gtk 1, gtk 2, qt, or xlib. Though, about 99% of the builds are with gtk 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valan
    Firefox can be built with either gtk 1, gtk 2, qt, or xlib. Though, about 99% of the builds are with gtk 2.
    I never knew... I always thought it was only available in GTK2

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