You need to install the following packages under Debian and Ubuntu Linux operating systems:
[a] build-essential : This package contains an informational list of packages which are considered essential for building Debian packages including gcc compiler, make and other required tools.
[b] gnome-devel : This package contains the GNOME Desktop Environment development tools.
Open a terminal and type the following commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install build-essential gnome-devel
How do I write GTK+ gnome apps?
You need to use Anjuta IDE. It is a versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the GNOME desktop. It features a number of advanced programming facilities includes project management, application wizards, an interactive debugger, an integrated Glade UI designer, integrated Devhelp API help, an integrated Valgrind memory profiler, an integrated gprof performance profiler, a class generator, a powerful source editor, source browsing, and more. To start Anjuta IDE, visit:
Applications > Programming > Anjuta IDE
See the documentation for app developers and designers at the following web sites: