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Foundations of GTK+ Development by Andrew Krause

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CHAPTER 1Getting Started

Welcome to Foundations of GTK+ Development! In this book, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of GIMP Toolkit (GTK+) that can help you to become a proficient graphical programmer. Before continuing, you should be aware that this book is aimed at C programmers, so we will jump right into using GTK+. Time will not be spent covering information you already know.

To get the most out of this book, you should follow along with each of the examples and try the exercises found at the end of most chapters. Getting started with GTK+ on Linux is quite simple, because the majority of modern distributions are typically bundled with the necessary libraries and tools.

Nevertheless, you need to make sure that you already ...

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