GTK+ 3.14.0 released

GTK+ 3.14.0 is now available for download at:

sha256 sum:


What is GTK+

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

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of languages,
not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Python, Vala and JavaScript
(especially in combination with gobject-introspection and 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.

Since its origins as the toolkit for the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP),
GTK+ has been used in a wide range of software. Notably, GTK+ is the foundation
of the GNOME desktop.

What's new in 3.14

Major new features include:

* Wayland:
 - We support Wayland 1.6 now
 - Touch is supported
 - Drag-and-Drop works
 - Support GNOME classic mode

* Theme:
 - Adwaita and its dark variant are now included and used as the
   default theme on all platforms
 - New states for links and for checked check- and radiobuttons
 - Icon theme support in CSS

* Multitouch support
 - Gesture framework
 - Widgets converted to use gestures internally

* Interactive debugging support

* An icon browser utility

* GtkListBox
 - multi-selection support

* OS X:
 - Better menu integration for GtkApplication

* Deprecations and removals:
 GdkColor, GtkMisc, GtkArrow, GtkStatusIcon, GtkNumerableIcon,
 GtkThemingEngine, many style properties, style regions, resize grips,
 .icon files, built-in icons, gdk_window_flush, drawing outside begin/end
 paint, gtk_widget_reparent, gtk_widget_region_intersect,

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the NEWS file that is
included in the tarball, or see:

For concerns about porting from older GTK+ releases, see the README file
that is included in the tarball, or see:

Where to get more information about GTK+

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

An installation guide for GTK+ 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:

Thanks to the many people who contributed to this release in the form of bug
reports, patches and translations.

September 22, 2014
Matthias Clasen

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