C GUI for Linux: which one should I learn?

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    Only Qt 4 is available under the GPL for Windows, though, and I think it's only in Beta or RC state.
    Qt 3 must be bought.
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    J: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_programming_language

    Never used it, never intend to. If he meant it is more powerful than C, well, I'll let the mob decide.
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    Meh. Talk about unreadable and specialized ...

    Apples and oranges, if you ask me. J doesn't look like a general-purpose language.
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    As it says, J is "array programming language" and is geared more towards mathematical studies. Seems a fairly irrelevant language.

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    I prefer kde over gnome, I run bsd so neither window manager is prepackaged into the setup. Which you use is unimportant because I assume most users who want graphical apps have both bases installed.

    As for J being "the most powerful language", that's an improper use of english, I would say either an architecture's assembly or vhdl, veralog, or some other hardware mapping language is "the most powerful".

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    I'd use GTK because I've heard that GTK code is portable for Windows. Firefox uses GTK.

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    Firefox on Windows uses Win32.

    For programs that use GTK to run on Windows, look for Gimp and Dia.
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    just to add on here, i didnt see wxWidgets in there.. i prefer Qt just because im pretty familiar with it. however there are *lots* of choices.. the common mainstream ones are the best way to go though, you will be able to find support alot easier..

    >> I personally like the enlightenment desktop environment, as far as possible from looking like windows.

    Yes me too.. not so much just for the looks, but the power. I have used a good many of the window and desktop managers available and havent found any that are useful and clean as e. dont confuse it though, its not a desktop.. just a window manager..

    >>Only Qt 4 is available under the GPL for Windows, though, and I think it's only in Beta or RC state. Qt 3 must be bought.

    there is a non commercial version of Qt3 that is available.. it is just hard to find.. i dont even remember where i got mine from but google knows..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasir_Malik
    I'd use GTK because I've heard that GTK code is portable for Windows. Firefox uses GTK.
    actually, all mozilla products use gecko and xul, not gtk.
    gtk is an option, when you build it from sources, but it's not the default widget set.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaqui
    actually, all mozilla products use gecko and xul, not gtk.
    gtk is an option, when you build it from sources, but it's not the default widget set.
    Gecko is just a rendering engine, rendering to Mozilla's graphic context. XUL is an XML language that is interpreted by Mozilla and rendered by Gecko.

    But Gecko's device context, as well as a few widgets (Save File As... most notably) in turn is implemented in terms of GTK on Linux. There are alternatives, I believe, but GTK2 is the default.
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    I had the impression that GTK2 was available for Windows since there is a GTK extension for PHP on Windows.

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    Is is.
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