I’m going to need to start setting about a page of useful reference Links.
The tutorial links to a forum sight… gtkforums.com
I’m trying to stay on target and get a handle on this Gtk+ stuff..
Lets see Introduction.
Discusses pkg-config. Hmmm. Interesting stuff there in the man pages about that.
If I understand this correctly it looks up a metadata file (which has a .pc extension) which is named after a particular library. Ok.. Just tried “locate pkgconfig” in terminal to pull up a list…
This is a little snippet from the man pages:
” pkg-config retrieves information about packages from special metadata
files. These files are named after the package, with the extension .pc.
By default, pkg-config looks in the directory prefix/lib/pkgconfig for
these files; it will also look in the colon-separated (on Windows,
semicolon-separated) list of directories specified by the PKG_CON‐
FIG_PATH environment variable.”
Below is the contents of ” /usr/lib/pkgconfig/gtk+-2.0.pc”:
This is not what I expected…. I thought it was going to be far more primitive….. Anyway..onwards.
Now… if you’ve followed my blog… My Linux experiences have been…. how should I say… somewhat painful…. First example here… fired right up…. I guess this is what you expect since Gtk+ is a integral part of Ubuntu….
I did a quick search on the net to see if I could find some reference documentation on some of these commands that are being used.
Here is a link: http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk/2.14/gtk-General.html
Worked through one chapter in one sitting… Not too bad