GTK+ and friends

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Apr 29 2002 - 16:36:38 CEST

Continuing the thread about: graphical programming in Linux.

I download, compiled and tested every free package for make GUI using
Linux, in various flavor, i.e.: over the X-Server and over the framebuffer

My last is the new GTK+, version 2.0.2, with comes with the framebuffer

Well; with the embedded world in mind, I'm now checking the sizes that
I can obtain.

Mmmm ... the new GTK system requires an hard-disk populated with
a lot of additional libraries:

         GTK, GDK, GLIB ... (until here, I can still support) ...
        ATK, Pango , PKG_CONFIG ( and here start my confusion).

In conclusion, if you wish to open a window with the string "hello" in it
and wish to use GTK+, you need mega and mega of software!

The framebuffer lib is :
 # ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x 5454295 Apr 29 00:52*

i.e. 5M!

Think that: the FLTK (the Fast Light ToolKit) system gain the same task
with an hello statically linked, in only 97 Kytes (but requires X-Window).


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