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genghis
01-22-2002, 09:34 PM
I know how to use ms windows very well and have just enough experiance in programming for it that I can basically get something done if I just look it up at msdn. I program using the visual c++ compiler and traditional C windows code. However, I want to try to get into the linux programming scene, but I don't know where to start!

I have installed the latest redhat and took a look at Kdevelop. It was very confusing. And I couldn't believe the font everything was in. Cursive! It just hurt my eyes, so I gave up and loaded "can't go wrong with" ms windows again. But does anyone know where there might be some good tutorials on linux programming for newbies to the API and not the language. Maybe even a good book to look at.

Thx, I would appreciate it.

KAOS
01-22-2002, 10:45 PM
get GCC

aka g++

www.freshmeat.org

mix0matt
01-23-2002, 12:15 AM
go HERE: http://www.advancedlinuxprogramming.com and download the book...since you are a C programmer, you should catch on quickly. it'll get you started on the journey anyway....

nobody that i know uses KDevelop. usually products that try to emulate a windows development environment don't pass over too well with linux users. i guess they're just to doing things a different way...

preenin
01-23-2002, 12:30 AM
i will suggest the following web address where u can get more info about linux

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

have a nice day :)

starX
01-24-2002, 12:57 AM
Beginning Linux Programming by Wrox Press is a great overview of the Linux Programing "scene".

Not that I would call it much of a scene. If it's the low-level stuff you're looking for check out:

Understanding the Linux Kernel (O'reilly)
Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment, by Richard Stevens

They are probably the most comprehensive guides to using the guts of linux.

Aside from that, the linux programmers manual (man pages for system calls) and the header files themselves (sys/whatever.h) are very informative.

-starX
www.axisoftime.com

preenin
01-24-2002, 10:22 AM
hai,

i listed some useful links which may be very helpful to all to get
all kinds of information ab't kernel and .... .

have a nice day :)

http://www.linuxhq.com/guides/TLK/tlk.html
http://www.linuxdoc.org/LDP/tlk/tlk.html
http://se.math.uwaterloo.ca/~s4siddiq/CS746G/LA.html
http://www.moses.uklinux.net/patches/lki.sgml
http://www.memalpha.cx/Linux/Kernel/
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/
http://members.aa.net/~swear/pedia/kernel.html
http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/todo.shtml
http://www.linuxdoc.org/guides.html

subnet_rx
01-25-2002, 09:58 AM
also, your font problem is just that, a font problem, it's not KDevelop. The solution is just finding and deleting that font.