wxGTK package contains wxWidgets for the GTK+ library.
wxWidgets lets developers create applications for Win32, Mac OS X, GTK+, X11, Motif, WinCE, and more using one codebase. It can be used from languages such as C++, Python, Perl, and C#/.NET. Unlike other cross-platform toolkits, wxWidgets applications look and feel native. This is because wxWidgets uses the platform's own native controls rather than emulating them. It's also extensive, free, open-source, and mature. Why not give it a try, like many others have?
It is recommended to use at least GTK+ 2.2.3 to get the most out of wxWidgets and some features are only available when using GTK+ 2.4 or even from GTK+ 2.8. Note that if you compile wxWidgets against GTK+ 2.8 your app will still work with older GTK+ version down to version 2.2 as wxWidgets tests for the presence of newer features at run-time and it will fall back to a generic implementation if these features are not present in the GTK+ version used.
wxWidgets 2.8 still supports GTK+ 1.2, but no development is done on that port anymore and support for GTK+ 1.2 will probably be dropped entirely. Indeed, one of the major steps in the development cycle leading up to wxWidgets 2.8 was that the codebase for GTK+ 1.2 and GTK+ 2.0 were separated so that improvements and clean-ups to the GTK+ 2.0 port could be done without caring for GTK+ 1.2.
In order to use wxGTK with GTK 1.2 you need to use --with-gtk=1 configure option. To build the library in Unicode mode (all strings will be wide strings and so on) you need to configure with GTK 2.0 and add --enable-unicode.
Please note that it is strongly advised to build the library in a separate directory, as shown above, as it allows you to have different builds of it (for example with and without debug) in parallel. If you build in the source directory, don't forget to do "make clean" before changing the configuration!
· GTK+ >= 2.2.3
· GTK >= 2.2.3