I'd like to create a simple "hello world" xWindows application for Linux. I have a little VMShare setup with Debian 7. I am new to Linux (I took a couple of intro classes, but that's it). With some research, it looked like QT was probably my best bet for an IDE. I did "aptitude search qt4" on my Debian dist and it returned qt-designer, etc. I then did "install qtcreator", and it worked on stuff for a while. A couple of errors came up regarding the inability to access a certain IP (I'm assuming to download some resources), but the errors didn't seem fatal, and it ended with some size information, so I am guessing the install was successful (ish).
My question is 2-part. First of all, how can I tell if I successfully installed QT? I looked in /usr/local and didn't see anything new. Second, does this seem like the right path for creating a simple xWindows app? Eventually, I'd like the application to have a basic webview, so I am assuming I will need the webkit engine and maybe the minibrowser.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!