I am new to GTK, and now that GTK+ 3 is here, I found a book published
in 2007 by A. Krause called "Foundations of GTK+ Development", I just
want to know whether this book is still good to get the hang of GTK+ 3
On Mon, 2012-08-27 at 21:05 +0530, Arshdeep Singh wrote:
> I am new to GTK, and now that GTK+ 3 is here, I found a book published
> in 2007 by A. Krause called "Foundations of GTK+ Development", I just
> want to know whether this book is still good to get the hang of GTK+ 3
> library ?
I haven't read that book in particular, but in general, GTK 3 didn't
change that much. It mostly was about removing API that wasn't future
proof for GTK 4. The biggest change is that most variables need to be
accessed with accessors instead of directly. I'd imagine that most
books would have taught that already, so they'd still be reasonably
useful for learning GTK.
I have a few beginner-curiosity questions:
A.) gtkmm is a C++ wrapper for GTK+ , then what language was GTK+
written in ? C ?
B.) Which is the language majorly used in the InkScape codebase ?
Thankyou for the help !
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 2:42 AM, Krzysztof Kosiński <tweenk.pl@...> wrote:
> In case you want a tutorial of GTK+ 3 (or rather the C++ bindings,
> gtkmm 3) there's a fairly good online book here:
> Regards, Krzysztof
Third Year, Computer Engineering
Delhi Technological University
From: Krzysztof Kosiński <tweenk.pl@gm...> - 2012-08-29 22:57:13
2012/8/28 Arshdeep Singh <moduli16@...>:
> I have a few beginner-curiosity questions:
> A.) gtkmm is a C++ wrapper for GTK+ , then what language was GTK+
> written in ? C ?
Yes, GTK+ is written in C. It's based on the GObject type system,
which is a Java-like object system implemented in pure C.
GTK+ uses C instead of C++ to guarantee binary compatibility of new
releases of the library with old programs and allow easy creation of
bindings. Both of these goals are extremely hard, if not impossible,
to achieve in C++.
> B.) Which is the language majorly used in the InkScape codebase ?
I would estimate 50% C, 35% C++ and 15% other languages, e.g. Python.
lib2geom, the geometry library, is 95% C++ with some leftover code in
The quality of code varies wildly. The old path manipulation library
(livarot) is badly designed and practically incomprehensible, while
the XML tree and parts of lib2geom are fairly good.
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