Asked • 04/04/19

What is Linux’s native GUI API?

I hope this doesn’t come across as a stupid question but it’s always something I have wondered. Both Windows (Win32 API) and OS X (Cocoa) have their own APIs to handle windows, events and other OS stuff. I have never really got a clear answer as to what Linux’s equivalent is.I have heard some people say GTK+, but GTK+ being cross platform, how can it be native?

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Daniel M. answered • 06/04/19

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