Scripting the Linux desktop, Part 1: Basics

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 19, 2011 7:29 AM EDT
IBM/developerWorks; By Paul Ferrill
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Developing applications for the Linux desktop typically requires some type of graphical user interface (GUI) framework to build on. Options include GTK+ for the GNOME desktop and Qt for the K Desktop Environment (KDE). Both platforms offer everything a developer needs to build a GUI application, including libraries and layout tools to create the windows users see. This article shows you how to build desktop productivity applications based on the screenlets widget toolkit.

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