Perl bindings to the 2.x series of the Gtk+ graphical user interface library.
This module allows you to write graphical user interfaces in a Perlish and
object-oriented way, freeing you from the casting and memory management in C,
yet remaining very close in spirit to original API.  Find out more about Gtk+

The GTK+ Reference Manual [ ]
is also a handy companion when writing Gtk programs in any language.
The Perl bindings follow the C API very closely, and the C reference
should be considered the canonical documentation.

Be sure to check out the example programs in the "examples" and "gtk-demo"

To discuss gtk2-perl, ask questions and flame/praise the authors,
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Also have a look at the gtk2-perl website and sourceforge project page,


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test
   make install

To avoid installing to a system directory, since this is a beta release,
you can change the installation prefix at Makefile.PL time with

   perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/some/other/place

This will install the module to the subdirectory lib/perl5 under the given
prefix.  If this is not already in perl's include path, you'll need to tell
perl how to get to this library directory so you can use it; there are three

  in your environment (the easiest):
    # assuming a bourne-style shell
    export PERL5LIB

  on the perl command line:
    perl -I /some/other/place/lib/perl5/site_perl yourscript

  in the code of your perl script:
    use lib '/some/other/place/lib/perl5/site_perl';


This module requires these other modules and libraries:

  perl >= 5.8.0
  Glib >= 1.280 (Perl module)
  Pango >= 1.220 (Perl module)
  GTK+ > 2.x (C library)

If GTK+ is as new or newer as 2.8, the Cairo module is also required:

  Cairo >= 1.00 (Perl module)

In order to build it from source, you'll also need

  ExtUtils::Depends >= 0.300
  ExtUtils::PkgConfig >= 1.030


Please report bugs to the gnome-perl product in GNOME's Bugzilla:


Copyright (C) 2003-2012 by the gtk2-perl team (see the file AUTHORS for the
full list)

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any
later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU Library General Public License for more

You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public License along
with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA.

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