Re: Development question...
From: Graham (graham_at_monstermunch.fsnet.co.uk)
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 12:42:40 +0100
Lew Pitcher wrote:
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> Graham wrote:
>>Can anyone point me in the right direction...?
>>I'm looking for help on writing code on programming the X windows system
>>i.e Creating windows, handling messages etc.(also going to try the glx
>>library), but my searching has been in vain, either I'm not searching
>>correctly or its well hidden :(
>>I thought there would be a API reference or soething available
> Actually, there are /many/ API references available, for both low-level and
> high-level development.
> At the low-level end, you have the X protocol, and (slightly above it), the
> xlib API. Next up from them are APIs like the X Toolkit Intrinsics,followed by
> Xt and Athena widgets. After that, you have APIs like Motif, GTK+, and QT. And
> above these, there are APIs like the GNOME and KDE environment APIs.
> What's your pleasure?
>>cant find it...
>>Help me anyone...?
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Thanks for the links...
I'd been searching for "x programming" rather than "x windows
programming" which didn't help.
Im new to linux programming, having learned a bit of game programming
under the win32 API, but I got itchy feet and wanted to try some Linux
programming. I could of used SDL or some other high level API, but I
want to try and learn some of the underlying technology, so I can get a
better understanding of the OS, and X.
Thanks again for the links, now I have somewhere to start learning :)