Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 03 2006,15:18
Have you tried a debian package?
As thehats said, you will need to install development files specifically in order to compile the code. These development packages are usually a separate download from the runtime packages if you are downloading binaries, and are often named "packagename-dev" or "packagename-devel" or something similar.
opinion: As you are just beginning with the gui programming, I want to take this opportunity to suggest reconsidering your gui choice. You have picked DSL as your platform for some reason, and I'm going to guess that size and speed are probably at least part of that reason. There are alternatives to the very large (some say bloated, unstable, and slow) guis used by most developers, sme of which are also much more portable than gtk/qt. One of these alternatives, FLTK, is available as a myDSL extension (including dev files).
I say this mainly because it breaks my little heart to see so many otherwise very good applications suffer bloat and other performance limitations for the sake of a prettier interface.
Just my own perspective.