Re: better name for gtk+

Loban Rahman wrote:
> > > What I've always wondered is where did the '+' come from?
> > >
> > Gtk+ is the improved version of Gtk. I don't think Gtk ever saw the light of
> > day outside the GIMP.
> No.

Erm... yes. RTFM: From the FAQ -


1.4 What is the + in GTK+? 

Peter Mattis informed the gtk mailing list that: 

"I originally wrote gtk which included the three libraries, libglib,
libgdk and libgtk. It featured a flat widget hierarchy. That is, you
couldn't derive a new widget from an existing one. And it contained a
more standard callback mechanism instead of thesignal mechanism now
present in gtk+. The + was added to distinguish between the original
version of gtk and the new version. You can think of it as being an
enhancement to the original gtk that adds object oriented features." 

1.5 Does the G in GTK+, GDK and GLib stand for? 

GTK+ == Gimp Toolkit 

GDK == GTK+ Drawing Kit 

GLib == G Libray 


Russ %-)

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