FOX stands for Free Objects for X and it is an open source program implemented in C++ and designed from the ground up to be used for building Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for software projects.
It was developed for Linux, but the scope of this project has, in the course of time, become somewhat more ambitious, as it now aims to be completely platform independent. Therefore, the programs written with the FOX library will be only compatible with a wide range of platforms.
Features at a glance
Key features include ease of development, orthogonality, consistency, conciseness, modern GUI features, icons and images, tooltips, status line help, floatable toolbars, tab books, as well as tree lists.
multiple document interface (MDI) widgets, 3D OpenGL widgets, drag and drop, selection, clipboard support, timers, idle processing, WYSIWYG rendering, GUI updating, target/message based.
The toolkit is supported on any Linux kernel-based operating system. It has been successfully tested with computers supporting either of the 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set architectures.
Getting started with FOX
FOX can be easily installed on any distribution of GNU/Linux from the main software repositories, through the built-in package manager. It can also be installed using the source package, just like any other program.
Download the latest stable release from Softpedia using the dedicated download button above, save the archive on your Home directory and extract its contents using any archive manager utility.
Open a Terminal app, navigate to the location where you’ve extracted the archive file (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/fox-1.6.49) and run the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the program.
Install FOX system wide by running the ‘make install’ command as root or the ‘sudo make install’ command as a privileged user. After installation, run the ‘fox --help’ or ‘man fox’ command to learn how to use the toolkit to create graphical user interfaces for your software projects.