The X Toolkit Cookbook: Part A and B
||Author: Paul E. Kimball|
List Price: $63.00
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Publisher: Pearson Education POD (January, 1995)
Sales Rank: 289,014
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
You'll be writing X code in no time flat
This is a wonderful book. I get this now; this is something I never thought I'd be able to say. It's clearly written (except for a couple thousand typos, but you can get past them pretty easily), nicely organized, and really an easy read. Read this in front of a computer screen, try some of the examples, and you can't miss.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent single volume reference for Xt / Motif developers.
This volume is meaty, thorough and useful. The overview material on the X Window System architecture is revealing in ways that the X documentation never was.
The chapters on debugging and error handling alone were worth ten times the price of this book, and have significantly added to the robustness of our applications. We used this book in 1995 to support a Linux hosted Motif implementation - our first under X - and found this by far the most useful volume.
The detailed descriptions of the Motif widgets take a little navigating to start with, but are compact and useful descriptions of complex objects.
This book does not cover the new features of X11R6.3 (printing and other extensions) which were released after the book was published, but I look forward to a new edition that includes them.
While Kimball's book is not always an easy read, this is dictated by the complex subject matter, which he tackles with competence and completeness. Highly recommended.
· Volume 3M : X Window System User's Guide
· Volume 1 : Xlib Programming Manual
· Volume 2 : Xlib Reference Manual
· Volume 5 : X Toolkit Intrinsics Reference Manual