when I started with perl and Gtk on a thursday I only had the link to the well known tutorial which has been mentioned and linked above.
When I finished the application (about 1000 lines of code) on tuesday I had found
The Cookbook, was subscribed to
and studied the sources of
which has a follow-up project called
Pronto (according to freshmeat) which I don't know anything about.
Sorry to sound rude, but when I saw this node, in the Perl Monks Discussion area instead of the Tutorials section, I was bothered somewhat. Shouldn't this be moved more to the Tutorials section since it really isn't a discussion, but rather a tutorial? Just my opinion.
It's OK, all editors have the power to relocate root nodes. I put it here so that people could correct me and suggest changes, like stefan_k did. Then if it's deemed a worthwhile tutorial it will be bounced over to Tutorials.
I have seen one or two others post their tutorials here and assumed it was the standard procedure.
I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.
Pronto is an excellent mail client. There is a another version being written in C, but the main Pronto is written in GTK Perl. I've used the tutorial immensely, but when it comes to undocumented commands - it gets tough, especially CTREE and how to make it appear like a folder list, with dropdown squares [+] to expand a dir.
I really like Glade, but found it hard to jump right into, trying to figure out how to access the names of controls and other items. I found writing my own code, was a lot easier because I'm not that experienced at perl object code. (been advancing and things are starting to click in Perl.. making me love programming again, and find a new language I can use on Linux - I programmed VB and other Basics for over 12 years, so I got spoiled, and ticked how I wasted my time, oh well... I'm glad I found Perl :)