"The Gnome Toolkit (GTK+) is a free toolkit for creating great
user interfaces. EasyGTK is a wrapper library that translates
calls into GTK+, removing much of the effort and time needed to
master GTK+. This article dissects a small piece of EasyGTK code to
explain how to create simple applications, and provides a few
suggestions on using the toolkit."
"Graphical User Interface (GUI) toolkits have existed on Linux
for years. From Xlib, XT, and Motif, they all provide you with an
API that makes it easier to create good-looking graphical programs
on Linux. They come with documentation on how to use these
libraries to create your programs. Recently, a new library took the
main stage in the Linux GUI world: GTK+. The Gnome Toolkit (GTK+)
produces very elegant programs, and is free, making it quite
popular with many Linux developers. One common complaint, however,
is the long time it can take someone to learn how to use that
library to create programs. Enter EasyGTK."
"This library is technically a wrapper library. This means that
you, the developer, use the EasyGTK C API to create your software,
and it translates your calls to the GTK+ library. A typical EasyGTK
command will do what 5 to 10 GTK+ functions would do. This means
that creating a program using EasyGTK calls is not only easier, but
also much quicker."
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