today I was trying to build gedit for Haiku (seeing as it was written in c++ and python).
I did the standard ./configure and got this error:
configure: error: your initltool is too old. You need intltool 0.40.0 or later
Can anyone tell me what I need to do now?
[quote=el.tigre.20]I was under the impression that because Haiku was written in C++ it would and was supporting GTK… what is the current API for Haiku then?
The primary API for Haiku is the BeAPI. You can find documentation for it by reading the BeBook API reference or the “Programming the BeOS” pdf available on the site. There are also some tutorials written by DarkWyrm (I’m too lazy to find the links)
GTK is C, not C++ (although there are C++ wrappers for it). There isn’t really a standard high level API for unix. GTK and Qt are the most popular though.
Porting GTK would involve quite a bit of work. All of the drawing functions would need to have a “backend” that uses the native Haiku interface. I would use either the BeAPI or the Qt port.
Are you planning on porting all of GTK as well? intltool will be the least of your problems
let me first apologize for my incoherency and naivety…
I was under the impression that because Haiku was written in C++ it would and was supporting GTK… what is the current API for Haiku then?
I’ve been trying to find what the Haiku GUI is written in… is GTK not the standard API of unix or for that matter operating systems written primarily in C++?
Also… when I have more experience (I’m currently still in the process of learning) but I would like to eventually port GTK… that would be cool!
But for now, I’ll stick with whatever the Haiku API is (you’ll need to tell me).
So I guess that your reply makes my topic null and void…
Thanks anyways for the reply!