GTK+ 2.17.3 released

GTK+ 2.17.3 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
ce2a5051122717a4b6bdda1d2df4ce27  gtk+-2.17.3.tar.bz2
0adfb7ada77eec0055319620ab63309a  gtk+-2.17.3.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
1814f2defa8ea41c88a11a2b9315a54c7c251383  gtk+-2.17.3.tar.bz2
4e4b430f08771f517071905cc4876f8b28015bfc  gtk+-2.17.3.tar.gz

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.18.


 * This is an unstable development release.
   It has had only little testing and there are unfinished
   features and plenty of bugs in this release. It should
   definitively not be used in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+ 2.16. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.16.

 * GTK+ 2.18 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.16 series; however, the new API additions
   are not yet finalized, so there may be incompatibilities
   between this release and the final 2.18 release.

 * 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
developers, 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.x is found at:

Common questions:


GTK+ is a large project and relies on voluntary contributions.
We are actively searching for new contributors in various areas
and invite everyone to help project development.
If you are willing to participate, please subscribe to the project
mailing lists to offer your help and read over our list of vacant
project tasks:

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.2 to 2.17.3

* GtkFileChooser:
 - Shows the size column by default now

* GtkStatusIcon:
 - Has a title property, which can be used by ATs when they
   read status icons

* GtkInfoBar:
 - The default theme now includes color definitions for infobars
 - The ::use-tooltip-style style property has been removed

* GtkMountOperation now supports interaction during unmount operations.

* The client-side windows branch has been merged; GDK now maintains
  its own window hierarchy client-side, and only uses X windows where
  unavoidable. Some of the benefits of this change are
  - Reduced flicker
  - The ability to do transformed and animated rendering of widgets
  - Easier embedding of GTK+ widgets e.g. into Clutter scene graphs
  This is a fundamental change to the way GDK works, so watch out for

* Bugs fixed:
 586315 Crash in GTK+ 2.14 when calling gtk.FileChooser.list_shor...
 461944 pressing the volume icon in full screen shuts down the sound
 490724 iconview item's height would be changed event with same m...
 564063 regression: Left margin in popup menus
 582025 Accelerators fail for submenus
 585626 Setting widget tooltip hammers X11 server on any TCP/IP X...
 585802 Add API to make GtkStatusIcon accessible with a name
 585858 right-click Add-to-Booksmarks is sometimes greyed out
 586330 GtkButton ignores user_underline when an image is set
 318807 Offscreen windows and window redirection
 587716 GtkInfoBar broken on resize
 587485 GMountOperation::show-processes support

* Updated translations
 Brazilian Portuguese

Thanks to all contributors:
Vincent Untz
Benjamin Otte
Federico Mena Quintero
Ryan Lortie
Tristan van Berkom
Bastien Nocera
Stanislav Brabec
Michael Natterer
David Zeuthen
Alexander Larsson
Cody Russell
Hans Breuer

July 7, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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