GTK+-2.3.1 released [unstable]

GTK+-2.3.1 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.3.1.tar.bz2   md5sum: d19a07d0fdb04a68f7a0506900cf9691
gtk+-2.3.1.tar.gz    md5sum: 432a1db1775400076e9b74b434af21c5

This is a development release leading up to GTK+-2.4. Changes
since GTK+-2.3.0 consist of numerous small bug fixes and 
enhancements, with a special focus on the new GtkFileChooser.


 * This is unstable development release. There are certainly 
   plenty of bugs remaining to be found. This release should 
   not be used in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+-2.2. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+-2.2.4.

 * GTK+-2.4 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+-2.2.x series; however, the new API additions
   in GTK+-2.3.x are not yet finalized, so there are likely
   incompatibities between this release and the final
   2.4 release.

 * Remaining API issues for GTK+-2.4 can be found with following
   bugzilla query:

 * Bugs should be reported to
What is GTK+

GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user
interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for
projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of
languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and
Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides
an effective method of rapid application development.

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the
licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all
pdevelopers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties. 

Where to get more information about GTK+

Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
found at:

An installation guide for GTK+-2.2 is found at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes in GTK+-2.3.1

* Improve sanity checks on gdk-pixbuf loaders [Matthias Clasen]
 - Add GDK_DEBUG=xinerama that fakes a 2x2 Xinerama mode [Matthias]
 - Make gdk_drawable_copy_to_image public [Matthias, Peter Zelezny]
* Misc Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, John Ehresman, Tim Evans]
* Action-based menu/toolbar API [Matthias]
 - Add "name" construct-only parameter to GtkActionGroup
 - Bug fixes [Marco Pesenti Gritti, Christian Persch]
* Change ranges for Saturation/Value to be 0-100 in GtkColorSelection
  [Gregory Merchan, Matthias]
* GtkComboBox [Kristian Rietveld]
 - Make model and text_column properties not construct-only [Murray Cumming]
 - Fix sizing
 - Add mouse wheel support [Matthias]
* Various GtkEntryCompletion bug fixes [Kristian, Piers Cornwell, Marco]
* GtkExpander
 - Add a "use_markup" property, gtk_expander_set/get_use_markup
 - Fix bugs when unrealizing/destroying [Mark McLoughlin]
* GtkFileChooser [Federico Mena Quintero]
 - Add a GtkFileSystemWin32 [Hans Breuer]
 - Use GtkEntryCompletion in GtkFileChooserEntry
 - Add a render_icon to GtkFileSystemIface to allow the
   GnomeVFS backend to supply appropriate icons
 - Improve selection handling in bookmarks list [Federico, Owen Taylor]
 - Support drops on the bookmarks list
 - Display error dialogs on failed operations
 - Many UI tweaks [Federico, Iain Holmes,Hans-Petter Jansson]
 - Ignore filters for folders [Dave Malcom]
 - Misc file chooser bug fixes [Owen, Christian Persch, Taavi Talvik]
* Menus
 - Make torn-off menus transient-for the window they were torn from
   [Matthias, Jon-Kare Hellan]
 - Fix menu positioning for Xinerama, add gtk_menu_set_monitor()
   for use by position functions [Matthias]
 - Tweak menu delay parameters, add a default width [Soeren Sandmann]
* Make g_message_dialog_new_with_markup() automatically escape
  arguments, add g_message_dialog_set_markup() [Owen]
* Add read-only min-position/max-position properties to GtkPaned
* GtkToolbar [Soeren]
 - Support gaps in the toolbar with expand=true/draw=false separators
 - Improve drop-location preview handling
 - Take a GtkRadioToolButton as the parameter to
   gtk_radio_tool_button_new_from_widget [Murray Cumming]
 - Many misc toolbar bug fixes [Soeren, Marco]
* GtkTreeView bug fixes [Morten Welinder, David Hampton]
* Add gtk_window_is_active()/gtk_has_toplevel_focus() getters
  to go along with properties [Owen Taylor]
* Add gtk_widget_can_activate_accel() / ::can-activate-accel
  signal to fix handling of accelerators on insensitive parent
  menu-items. [Tim Janik]. (*Note*: the details here will probably
  change, since similar problems for mnemonics aren't handled.)
* Implement or improve RTL support in GtkAlignment, GtkCombo,
  GtkNotebook, GtkScrolledWindow, GtkTreeView, GtkViewport.
  [IBM L3 NLS Support Team]
* Fix string setters for self-assignment [Matthias, Soeren]
* Finish multi-head handling in gtk-demo [Matthias]
* Fix install rules for generating gdk-pixbuf.loaders [Manish Singh]
* Reference doc improvements [Matthias, Soeren,
  Federico Mena Quintero, Michael Natterer, Owen Taylor, Olexiy Avramchenko]
* FAQ updates [Tony Gale]
* New and updated translations (ca,cs,cy,de,el,es,ja,mn,nl,nn,no,pl,pt,sr,
  sr Latn,sv,th)
Other contributors: Jorn Baayen,Damon Chaplin, Jeff Franks, Diego Gonzalez,
  Richard Hult, Egmont Koblinger, Thomas Leonard, Ross McFarland,
  Padraig O'Briain, Tomas Ögren, Danilo Segan

8 December 2004

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