X Window Question

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by dataset, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. dataset macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    La Mirada, California, United States Of America
    I am currently learning C++ and I want to start working with a GUI.
    I'm leaning towards using the X Window System and I was wondering where should i get started?

    Should I even be using the X Window System?
    I'm looking at making cross system programs that will work on Mac, Linux, and probably windows.

    And does anyone know where the GTKmm package for mac is?

    EDIT : Changed XWindows to X Window
  2. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Feb 11, 2003
    Columbia, MD
    If you want to program in C++, then you have two obvious options.
    1. The QT toolkit (from Norwegian company Trolltech). The K Desktop Environment (KDE) uses this.
    2. GTK++ (a C++ wrapper for GTK). Used by the GNU Object Model Environment (GNOME).

    Both are available as open-source, so you should be able to build them for Mac OS X as well (if Mac OS X binaries are not already available).
  3. scoobe macrumors newbie


    Jun 29, 2005

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