[ANNOUNCE] Clutter Core 1.3.2 (Developers Snapshot)

hi everyone; 

here's to you the first 1.3 developers snapshot of Clutter, in time for
GNOME 2.31.2.

Clutter 1.3.2 is now available for download at:


A mirror is also available here:


SHA256 Checksums:

c128f8bd85897b78a053d0d856799d1feb277813324627ed5151dd5bfbf7ceb0  clutter-1.3.2.tar.bz2
83e783f217bde0663058c5a270df5c61c646bad232c88e6257479662da8c366c  clutter-1.3.2.tar.gz

Clutter is an open source software library for creating fast, visually
rich, portable and animated graphical user interfaces. Clutter is
licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License
version 2.1.

Clutter currently requires:

  • GLib >= 2.18.0
  • Cairo >= 1.6
  • Pango >= 1.20
  • Atk >= 1.7
  • OpenGL >= 1.2 + multi-texturing, OpenGL|ES 1.1 or OpenGL|ES 2.0
  • GLX, WGL, Quartz or an EGL Implementation

Depending on the platform and the configuration options Clutter also 
depends on:

  • GDK-Pixbuf >= 2.0
  • JSON-GLib >= 0.8


  • This is the first developers snapshot of the 1.3 cycle 
  • This version is API and ABI compatible with the current 
    stable release of Clutter
  • Installing the contents of this release will overwrite the 
    files from the installation of the current stable release 
    of Clutter
  • Bugs should be reported to: http://bugzilla.o-hand.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Clutter

What's new in Clutter 1.3.2:

  • List of changes since Clutter 1.2

    » Add ActorMeta, a class for run-time composition of actions and
      constraints on a ClutterActor:

        » Add ClutterAction, a class for implementing business logic
          related to event handling.

        » Add ClutterConstraint, a class for implementing business
          logic related to sizing and positioning.

        » ClutterDragAction is an Action sub-class that implements
          signals and properties for dragging actors.

        » ClutterAlignConstraint and ClutterBindConstraint are two
          Constraint sub-classes that allow relative positioning
          with fixed layout managers.

    » Add ClutterState, an object for defining animated state transitions.

    » Add ClutterBoxLayout:homogeneous property.

    » Implement retained clip stacks.

    » Support retained paths.

    » Add an experimental vector3 API.

    » Require GLib >= 2.18.

    » Require Atk >= 1.7.

    » Make ClutterActor implement AtkImplementor, and allow retrieving
      an AtkObject from a ClutterActor.

    » Improve ClutterText's Pango layout caching mechanism.

    » Fix set up of the GLX_SGI_swap_control extension.

    » Fix EGLX backend.

    » Documentation fixes for Clutter and COGL.

    » Fix the conformance test suite by executing every test unit in
      a separate process.

    » Add platform-dependent defines for Cogl.

    » Update the MingW cross-compilation script.

    » New recipe in the Cookbook.

Many thanks to:

  Neil Roberts
  Robert Bragg
  Øyvind Kolås
  Owen W. Taylor
  Brian Tarricone
  Damien Lespiau
  Adel Gadllah
  Alejandro Piñeiro
  Chris Lord
  Fridrich Strba
  José Dapena Paz
  Jussi Kukkonen
  Rob Bradford
  Elliott Smith

Have fun with Clutter!

Emmanuele Bassi, Open Source Software Engineer
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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