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matt, i love this suggestion.  didn't know about gtk_init_check().  thanks
for mentioning it.  definitely the thing to use!

thank you!
pete


begin: Matt Roper <mattrope@mattrope.com> quote
> One way to do this that I haven't seen posted here yet is to assume that
> GTK is available and use gtk_init_check() to initialize
> it.  gtk_init_check() behaves just like gtk_init() except that it does not
> terminate the program if the GUI can't be initialized; instead it returns
> a false gboolean value.  This solution is probably more portable than
> using the DISPLAY variable since it isn't X specific.  It should work on
> Windows, GTK running on a framebuffer, or whatever.
> 
> Matt
> 
> 
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > hi all,
> > 
> > i have a program that has both a gtk and ncurses interface.  i'd like to have
> > main() call GTKmain() if the program is run from some kind of xterm.  and of
> > course, i'd like NCURSESmain() to execute if the program is run from a console.
> > 
> > i'm clueless about how to check which environment the program is running
> > from.  how is this done from C?
> > 
> > thanks,
> > pete
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> **********************************
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