Posted on 2005-03-29
I just switched from Windows XP Professional to Fedora Core 3 (fedora.redhat.com). I am quite used to the desktop, interface, applications etc. but I haven't done any programming on it yet...
I do console C++ programming that uses the DOS kernel, Win32 API programming sans MFC and OpenGL programming that uses the OpenGL framework (opengl.org). I do all this on MSVC++ and Borland Turbo C++ 3.0.
I want to be able to do atleast two of these (forget about addressing the Linux kernel to make GUI applications for now) on my Linux platform. I demand a GOOD HELP FILE (Like in Borland Turbo C++ 3.0) and an IDE (like in MSVC++).
gcc/g++ I heard is a free cross-platform compiler distributed with Fedora but I can't figure out where the IDE and help files are. In fact, I can hardly even compile simple programs from c(k)onsole! There's one program call KDevelop but I can't figure out much of it.
... and How do I get started on OpenGL and Java on my Fedora box?
Any help is greatly appreciated.