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Linux Journal: GTK+/Gnome Application Development [Book Review]

Dec 10, 2000, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Crowder)

"Penned by Havoc Pennington, GTK+/Gnome Application Development is clearly a jewel in the vast sea of programming books. Not only is it well-written, clear and humorous, but the book is also released under an open license, meaning you can download the entire text for free. The free text is available at http://developer.gnome.org/doc/GGAD. I would still recommend purchasing the print version, however, since ink on paper is easier on the eye than any computer monitor."

"The first part of the book is an overview of the basics. Chapter One introduces Gnome, the second chapter introduces glib (the low-level utility library behind Gnome) and Chapter Three introduces GTK+."

"Part II is, in itself, all you need to learn how to build a Gnome application. The fourth chapter explains how to create a source tree the Gnome way. Chapter Five goes over Gnome application basics, such as initialization, configuration files and session management. The core of the application, the GnomeApp widget, is covered in Chapter Six. The seventh chapter explains how to communicate with users through dialogs. Chapter Eight is a checklist that comes in handy when starting a new project."

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