II. Building a Gnome Application

With the basic concepts out of the way, you're ready to start building a full-scale Gnome application. This part of the book walks you through the creation of a generic application skeleton: a source tree using automake and autoconf, argument parsing, session management, internationalization, the main window, dialogs, toolbars, and menubars. Many examples in Part 2 come from a simple application called "GnomeHello"; the source code for this application is included in the back of the book.

Of course the "meat" of the application is up to you; but in Part 3 of the book we'll cover a range of library features you can use to develop it.