Install, compile, run, gcc

Im not that new to linux, but to programming in a linux environment I am. I need to write/run some openGL applications. First, what do i need to install. I run slack 8, i have what apparently looks like the equivalent windows headers in /usr/X11R6/includes/GL, such as gl.h and glu.h. Next how do I compile these applications that I write. Is it gcc “filename”. Could someone fill me in on how to start programming using openGL. I.E. installing, and compiling, basically.

Sounds like you already have everything installed that you need.

For help with the GCC compiler and related tools (like the linker), visit

For all but the most trivial projects, you’ll probably also want Makefiles. See

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