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November 24th, 2009, 08:43 PM
I can't work this out for myself... is the GTK+ toolkit (for creating graphical user interfaces) pre installed in the latest Ubuntu distro? if not is there a proper Ubuntu package for it?



November 24th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Gnome is based on GTK so GTK is installed by default.

November 24th, 2009, 08:57 PM

so the programming package for GTK+ development is installed because gnome was made with it? i mean i have GIMP installed on my windows machine but that doesn't mean i have the GTK+ development installed, or anything related to it.

or does Ubuntu include all the development tools that were used to create Ubuntu and it's default packages?

November 24th, 2009, 08:57 PM
If you want to use it in your code, then you also need the development files: http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/libgtk2.0-dev.

November 24th, 2009, 09:04 PM
thanks mali2297 =)

November 24th, 2009, 11:36 PM
As far as I know Ubuntu doesn't ship with development files by default(of any library). But it has them available as packages on the online repos.

For gtk+ open Synaptic and search for "libgtk2.0-dev" and install it. Notice the "*-dev". That's marks development files.