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Ext2.org: Easy GUI Programming

Jun 12, 1999, 14:46 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Lambert)

"GUI toolkits have existed for many years. From Xlib, to XT, Motif, and now GTK, they were all used by programmers to create all kinds of programs. Some were nice looking, some were ugly, some were commercial and others were open source, but they all had a similar problem: they were too complex, requiring too many lines of code to make simple graphical forms. Times have changed now. In this short article I'll introduce you to what I did to change the way some of us write GUI programs."

"EasyGTK is a library that provides wrapper functions to the popular GTK library. I created EasyGTK with two main goals: make initial learning for others easier, and make the process of creating widgets simpler. What the wrapper functions do is take various GTK functions, combine them, and provide an API that's more consistant, and takes less lines to do the same work. For example, a typical 30 line GTK function could take 5 lines with EasyGTK."

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