ANNOUNCE: Clutter 1.16.2 (stable)

Good news, everyone!

A new Clutter release is now available at:

SHA256 Checksum:


Additionally, a git clone of the source tree:
  git clone git://

will include a signed 1.16.2 tag which points to a commit named:

which can be verified with:
  git verify-tag 1.16.2

and can be checked out with a command such as:
  git checkout -b build 1.16.2

Clutter is a library for creating compelling, dynamic and portable graphical
user interfaces. Clutter is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser
General Public License, version 2.1 or (at your option) later.

Clutter depends on:
  GLib ≥ 2.37.3
  JSON-GLib ≥ 0.12.0
  Cogl ≥ 1.15.9
  Cairo ≥ 1.10
  Pango ≥ 1.30
  Atk ≥ 2.5.3

Clutter also has platform-specific dependencies; for more information, see
the README file included in the release.


Release Notes:
  - 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 release of Clutter.
  - Bugs should be reported on the Clutter Bugzilla product, at:

  • List of changes since Clutter 1.16.0

    - Allow creating intervals and transitions from ClutterScript
    ClutterInterval now implements ClutterScriptable.

    - X11 backend improvements
    Update the device coordinate handling; remove the dependency on
    the XFixes extension.

    - Wayland backend improvements
    Implement the ClutterStage:cursor-visible property.

    - Apply the correct opacity when painting ClutterImage

    - Throttle touch update events

    - Fix preferred size of TableLayout
    Take account of the visibility of the children when computing the
    preferred size of a ClutterActor using a ClutterTableLayout as its
    layout manager.

    - Documentation fixes

    - Translation updates
    Hungarian, Slovak, Greek, Catalan (Valencian)

  • List of bugs fixed since Clutter 1.16.0

    #707071 - Remove use of XFixes for showing/hiding the cursor
    #709762 - ClutterDragAction can mix pointer and touch events
    #709590 - wayland: Implement support for 'cursor-visible' stage property
    #709761 - Implement touch update event throttling
    #709620 - ClutterEvent: Mention _get_source_device() in docs
    #708922 - actor: Correct setting the offscreen-redirect property
    #709434 - [REGRESSION] clutter_box_layout_allocate:
              Process /usr/bin/gnome-shell was killed by signal 5 (SIGTRAP)
    #708850 - DragAction warning when setting handle to null

Many thanks to:

  Jasper St. Pierre, Lionel Landwerlin, Bastian Winkler, Bastien Nocera,
  Florian Müllner, Balázs Úr, Carles Ferrando, Efstathios Iosifidis, Jonas
  Ådahl, Pavol Klačanský

Have fun with Clutter!


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