There are only two mainstream solutions for building the graphical interface of Linux-based desktop applications, and GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit) is one of them. It is a necessary techlogy for all Linux programmers. This book guides the reader through the complexities of GTK+, laying the groundwork that allows the reader to make the leap from vice to professional. Beginning with an overview of key topics such as widget choice, placement, and behavior, readers move on to learn about more advanced issues. Replete with real-world examples, the developer can quickly take advantages of the concepts presented within to begin building his own projects.
Andrew Krause is the creator of OpenLDev, an integrated development environment that focuses on C, C++, Gtk+, and Gtkmm project management. He is attending Pennsylvania State University with a major in computer engineering. Andrew has eight years of experience with many computer and web programming languages such as C, C++, Perl, PHP, and others. He also designs flight hardware for the Low Ionosphere Measurement Satellite project at Penn State.