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I want to use IUP with C, but my concerns should be the same as for Lua

After reading through the IUP (v3.10.1) docs and playing with IupView
and IupLua on Windows 7 for a while, it looks promising, but I'm having
trouble with IUP on Linux. The first problem is that it demands only
specific versions of linked libraries. I can get around some of it with
symlinks, but I haven't figured out how to supply it with the version of
glibc it wants without breaking my system. It also requires fiddling
with path definitions. Finally, I'm finding that occasional LED calls
cause segfaults (different things in different releases).

So, the first thing I'm looking for is a detailed description of
everything that needs to be done to get IUP working on an arbitrary
Linux distribution.

Second, I'd appreciate your advice on the general usability of IUP on
Linux. My plan is to compile C programs for Windows/Linux and distribute
them in packages with the appropriate precompiled dynamic libraries from
Tecgraf. These programs are for naive users, so it is important that
they can just unzip the archive on any distribution and run the
executable. I've seen comments online to the effect that this may not be
feasible with IUP due to instabilities and awkwardness of configuration.
I chose IUP after careful consideration of many alternatives, but I'm
afraid the Linux issues may force me to drop it.


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