"GNOME is the Unix desktop. It's a framework for writing
graphical applications with Unix, providing drag-and-drop,
interapplication communication, CORBA components (what's called
"OLE" in the Windows world) a standard, good-looking interface, and
all the other features that you'd expect from modern graphical
"And it's available for Perl, which means Perl programmers can
create really neat applications, too. Except there's one slight
% perldoc GNOME
No documentation found for "GNOME".
I recently needed to write a GNOME application and hit
this barrier, and I had to figure the whole thing out pretty
much for myself. So, I decided to write these tutorials so that
you, dear reader, don't have to. In this first episode, we'll
create an extremely simple application, but one with a full,
standard GNOME interface."
"The GNOME is a complicated beast and made up of many different
libraries and components. Thankfully, for the purposes of this
tutorial and a reasonable amount of your programming, you only need
to know about two parts: GTK+ and GNOME."
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