GDK is, as I understand it, the layer below GTK+. Sort of like the glue between X and GTK+, it handles stuff like graphics contexts and colormaps and such. Well, drawing, pretty much. It stands for the "GIMP Drawing Kit".

this nodeshell rescued by the bored gtk+ developer who can't seem to figure out how to write a simple gdk-based sprite engine that doesn't segfault at the moment rescue team. yeah, we're pretty specialized.

Also, Microsoft's (former?) name for the DirectX SDK.

Game Development Kit

This was the name for DirectX 1 or 2, I think. Twas actually kinda nifty, for an aspiring game developer, to inspect the sample code, and most of the demos survived at least 3 versions longer...

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