GToolKit - Main
What is GToolKit?GToolKit is a (relatively) small library that implements a simple and easy to use Objective-C interface to the GTK+ widget set. GTK+, which stands for The Gimp Toolkit, is a library for creating graphical user interfaces for the X Window System and MS Win32 (and maybe BeOS in the future).
There are already a number of different Objective-C interface libraries around and each one has its own features, so you have to decide for yourself which one to try and use.
Now, what does it do?Well, the library in itself does not do very much, of course. It just allows you to write your favourite program in my favourite programming language ;-).
Currently implemented features:
Show me the ScreenshotsOh, you don't really expect me to take screenshots of a library, do you? Anyway, here are screenshots of some of the example programs using the library:
(Notice the striking similarity with screenshots of "plain C" GTK programs...)
ExamplesYou can have a look at the test programs that come with the library (in the Examples directory) to get a first impression of how to use it. Don't expect documentation for these test programs, however. Unless you are willing to write some, that is...
DocumentationYou can view the class documentation online here. This documentation is extracted/generated from the actual Objective-C source code and header files by a small program called ObjcDoc.
Note however, that most of the library's source files are automagically generated from the GTK+ include files and therefore do not include really useful documentation (hint: tell me how to generate that...).
DownloadYou can always find the source code of the latest version (and some of the earlier releases) on the download page. There are also binary RPM packages for Linux/i386 now. I do not know how to build Debian packages and do not have Debian packaging tools.
Currently supported PlatformsAny platform that has a fairly recent Objective-C compiler installed should work (e.g. gcc-2.8 or 2.95), although some of the required support libraries (notably GNUstep-base/libFoundation) may not compile or run everywhere. There have been problems reported using gcc-3.0, so I would recommend using gcc-2.95 instead at the moment.
I think I've found a Bug. What can I do?If you are bold enough :-), you can fix the problem yourself and send a description of the problem and the patch back to me. Otherwise, just send me a bug report and I will have a look at it.
A bug report should always include:
Todo List (Future Plans)
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This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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