Re: [gtk-list] Re: DOCUMENTATION (yes, this is shouted)

On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Well, that may be an overreaction. :-) Xlib has man pages but it is super
> hard to use even with docs. Good guesses at how Gtk works are usually
> correct. That won't happen with Xlib. (not to mention the incredible wheel
> reinvention you'd have to do...)

The one thing that Xlib doesn't have is a tutorial, to show how to put
things together.  Otherwise, I don't think programming for Xlib would be
any more difficult than the Win32 API w//out MFC.

And I'm not kidding about Xlib either.  GTK is wonderful in that it does
take care of a lot of stuff for you, but at the same time, I think it's
taking care of a little TOO much.  I'd love to learn how to write for GDK
instead, but again -- no documentation; not even a tutorial!

The interface that I'm writing requires an icon view of a container.
Something reasonably simple.  However, for the life of me, I cannot figure
out how to do it.  For this reason, I was interested in using a
GtkDrawingArea.  But the documentation for THAT stops at how to create
one.  What do I do after it's created?!  What kind of events can I expect
from a drawing area?  Etc.

I'm still going to play with it, of course.  :-)  If I can use GTK for
this purpose, then great -- it'll shave that much off my development time.
But otherwise, I may just have to use GTK to create the window, and use
Xlib for most everything else.  :(

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