I can answer to some of this. But you best try to read some of the
documentation about gnome and its APIs.
On 19/05/12 17:00, Anthony Scaife wrote:
> About me:
> I would like to get into writing desktop applications for Linux.
> I currently work as a web developer using PHP, but I am trying to get
> back into electronics by re-learning C++.
> and so, please may I bombard you with some questions? :
> Ubuntu 10.04
> I currently use this operating system.
> I don't even know if it is using Gnome.
> Can I develop for Gnome on it?
It useses Gnome.
> Just what is it? Libraries for the desktop, rendering windows,
> buttons, dialogs?
> Is Gnome a current, and upcoming thing?
Gnome is current, actively developend and evolving all the time.
> Development community
> I don't really understand how Linux software gets developed within a
> disparate community.
Gnome is mostly written in C but some modules also use Python and Vala.
C++ bindings are available for many libraries.
> Is Gnome a library of compiled code (eg a file open dialog) that I can
> 'hook' into using C++.
Gnome is much more, it is collection of libraries, application and
tools. You might want to checkout:
> Is C++ a preferred language? I might look into Python too.
> Where can I get started
> Where can I see a 'Hello World' example, and the remaining docs.
at http://developer.gnome.org/ >
> More answers
> If you can give me any pointers on how you struggled into Gnome, or
> resources that helped you out then please let me know.
> This mailing list
> Is this something like a help system, or newsletter or what?
> Thank you for your assistance.
> Anthony Scaife
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