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g++ `wx-config --cppflags` widgetTest.cpp `wx-config --libs`

cleanup after make

After installation to a local path (configure option --prefix) the directory is filled with *.o files (maybe its the same after running make install). I think it would be useful to add the proper way to clean up those files. I delete them with rm, but I guess there is a better way... --Tigerbeard

The proper way is to use "make clean". --VZ (talk) 05:22, 22 September 2018 (MDT)
Then I have a very strange Linux, because its doing something else: after "make clean" my lib files are gone, too (just tried it out). That is not what is intended. rm -rf *.o only removes the unused object files and leaved the binaries in place . --Tigerbeard
OK, sorry, should have been more clear. "make clean" is supposed to clean everything, so you should do it after "make install" for example. --VZ (talk) 06:23, 22 September 2018 (MDT)
Right, but what about the use case of a local prefix install? Any make clean option for that? --Tigerbeard

Samples with Cmake

The listed mechanism for building samples doesn't seem to apply from 3.1.1 onwards, with the Cmake build system.

I did this to build a sample:

cd gtk-build
make cube

I'm not sure in what circumstances the samples makefiles (e.g., makefile.gcc,, etc) are used, so I'm not sure how to update this section. Jjbeard (talk) 08:13, 18 March 2019 (MDT)