GTK+ 2.90.7 released

GTK+ 2.90.7 is now available for download at:

ff8bff6a422c3e8dadfc4bc1448d5e63b1de0a244eb51a8edd33cfe6f06cc2aa  gtk
3ea3f176ae260a69eb1404ccae62e8839991213590b032fe3fca24777b883dfc  gtk

This is the a development release leading toward 3.0.


 * GTK+ 3 will be parallel installable with GTK+ 2.x, and
   this release has been prepared to test this by renaming
   all .pc files, libraries, include paths, and so forth,
   to include a '3.0' component.

 * GTK+ 3 will remove deprecated API from the GTK+ 2.x series
   and make struct members unavailable that have been GSEALed
   in 2.x. Therefore, applications can be prepared for porting
   to GTK+ 3 by making sure that they build with
   and -DGSEAL_ENABLE. For more information about porting concerns,
   see the porting guide that is included in the API docs.

 * 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+ 2.90.6 to 2.90.7

* Various deprecated APIs have been removed:
 - the GtkWidget::draw-border style property
 - the GtkEntry::state-hint style property
 - the GtkTreeView::row-ending-details style property
 - the GtkRange::trough-side-details style property
 - the GtkRange::stepper-position-details style property
 - the GtkRange::activate-slider style property
 - the GtkFrame::shadow and GtkHandleBox::shadow properties
 - the GtkTextView::page-horizontally signal
 - the GDK_WINDOW_DIALOG window type
 - the GTK_SELECTION_EXTENDED selection mode
 - the GtkProgressBarOrientation, GtkAnchorType and GtkVisibility
 - GtkDialog separators, including the GtkDialog::has-separator
   property, including setter/getter, the GTK_DIALOG_NO_SEPARATOR
   flag and the GtkMessageDialog::use-separator style property
 - gtk_status_icon_set/get_blinking
 - gdk_window_et_deskrelative_origin
 - The GtkItem class has been removed. Its functionality has
   been merged into is sole subclass, GtkMenuItem

* The GtkIconView::orientation property has been renamed
  to 'item-orientation'

* GtkProgressBar and GtkCellRendererProgress implement GtkOrientable
  now, and their 'orientation' property have been split into
  a 'orientation' property of type GtkOrientation and a boolean
  'inverted' property

* GDK no longer exports variables: gdk_threads_lock, gdk_threads_unlock,
  gdk_threads_mutex and gdk_display are no longer available

* GTK no longer exports variables: gtk_major_version, gtk_minor_version,
  gtk_micro_version, gtk_binary_age, gtk_interface_age have been
  converted to functions. gtk_debug_flags has a getter and a setter.
  Misc. variables that had been exported by the semi-private text
  API have been removed.

* All GDK keysym names have been changed from GDK_<keysym> to
  GDK_KEY_<keysym>; the previous names are still available in
  gdkkeysyms-compat.h. Furthermore, gdk.h now includes gdkkeysyms.h.

* GtkWrapBox is a new container, which distributes its children
  over multiple rows/columns

* GTK+ now uses standard icon names when looking up stock icons

* More widgets and cell renderers have been converted to support
  width-for-height: GtkCellRendererText, GtkAccelLabel, GtkCellView,
  GtkComboBox, GtkMenu, GtkMenuItem

* Button boxes are now semi-homogeneous.

* The directfb backend has been removed

* Bugs fixed:
  77669 GtkWrapBox for gtk itself, not gimp?
  84188 "Dialogue" button widths should not be homogenous
 414712 gtk_container_set_focus_child leaks widget
 527499 FileFilter combo becames too wide
 528257 File selector and stock string problems
 605186 Use G_DEFINE_INTERFACE macro
 614006 File chooser crashes when creating a new folder...
 616401 Noneffective gdk_keymap_map_virtual_modifiers in early use
 626710 GailScaleButton calculates wrong value for minimum increment
 627028 Marked state of calendar day is not accessible
 627139 gtkfilechooserentry shows completion progress tooltip...
 627445 Removal of GtkWidget::draw-border breaks gtk_widget_queue_draw()
 627580 GtkFontSelection: don't notify the non-existent "font" property
 627643 gtkaboutdialog gettext problem
 627828 Drag and drop between treeviews in different window groups...
 627843 set_active_iter doc: remove restriction on path length
 627867 tests/testsocket is broken
 627912 misprint in the desc. of "hover-expand" and "hover-selection"...
 628160 introspection: Update to new scanner API
 628308 docs referencing non existing icons
 628656 _gdk_windowing_get_startup_notify_id memory leak
 628807 Add more "reserved for expansion" fields to GtkWidgetClass
 628808 Warn if a widget requests minimum size > natural size
 628884 Use a bitfield for Widget::private_flags, ::state, ::saved_state
 628935 add gtk_radio_button_join_group method for bindings
 629110 gtk_spinner_accessible_get_type always returns null

* Translation updates
 Brazilian Portuguese
 British English
 Norwegian bokmÃl
 Norwegian Nynorsk
 Traditional Chinese

Thanks to all contributors:
Tomeu Vizoso
Javier JardÃn
Christian Persch
Tristan Van Berkom
Stefan Kost
Benjamin Otte
Sandeep Shedmake
Jonh Wendell
Philip Withnall
Tor Lillqvist
Sergey Orlov
Daiki Ueno
SzilÃrd Pfeiffer
Martin Schlemmer
Fridrich Åtrba
Colin Walters
Carl-Anton Ingmarsson
Murray Cumming
Havoc Pennington
John Palmieri
Owen Taylor
Mike Gorse

September 10, 2010
Matthias Clasen

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