developing on linux part 1
sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 04:58:29 CDT 2007
> The thing to understand first is the environment in which almost all the other
> applications on a Linux system have been written.
> They will almost all, unlike yours, be Open Source. Many will have been
> written in either the Gnome or the KDE development environments. Even if
> written in other environments, they will use open source components. If
> written in Python or other popular languages they will probably use the KDE
> or Gnome bindings. They will then often take their look and feel from the
> Gnome or KDE desktop settings.
Many thanks for taking the time to enlighten those of us to whom Linux
is still an unknown. However this bit confuses me. I had assumed that
when you compiled an app for Linux it contained no specific UI so it
just adopted the look & feel of the user's system, whether KDE, Gnome
or whatever. You are saying that apps are built with links to a single
How does Rev fit into this? Do Rev apps for Linux include links to a
And I guess the most important question for those of us who are not
Linux experts but would like to make Linux versions of our apps
available: what would you recommend as the best distro for testing if
we can only test on one?
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