GTK+ 2.5.5 released [unstable]

GTK+ 2.5.5 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.5.5.tar.gz	md5sum: af4caabcaef5a33cd88d9e2f374c4b9e
gtk+-2.5.5.tar.bz2	md5sum: 0bb9be08302957c4fe5e07ffde394f18

This is the sixth development release loading up to GTK+ 2.6.  


 * This is unstable development release. There are certainly 
   plenty of bugs remaining to be found. This release should 
   not be used in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+ 2.4. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.4.13.

 * GTK+ 2.6 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.4.x series; however, the new API additions
   in GTK+ 2.5.5 are not yet finalized, so there are likely
   incompatibilities between this release and the final
   2.6 release.

 * GTK+ is in a slush API freeze. There are still a few open 
   API issues, but it is likely that many of them will be 
   punted to 2.8. Remaining API issues for GTK+ 2.6 can be 
   found with following Bugzilla query:

 * 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+ is found at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.5.4 to GTK+ 2.5.5
* gdk-pixbuf
  - Make threadsafe [Colin Walters]
* GtkFileChooser
  - Make tooltips work better [Matthias Clasen]
  - Show files (grayed out) in folder modes [Nickolay V. Shmyrev]
  - Add predefined filter for image files [Anders Carlsson]
  - Support mime subclasses, aliases and superclasses 
    like text/* [Tommi Komulainen, David A. Knight, Matthias]
* GtkFileChooserButton
  - Remove support for CREATE_FOLDER and SAVE modes 
    until a more satisfactory UI for these can be found [Seth Nickell,
  - Make file DND work better [Christan Persch]
* GtkAction
  - Add a function to obtain the accel path [Michael Natterer]
* GtkUIManager
  - Major performance improvement [Dave Neary, Michael, 
    Sven Neumann, Soeren Sandmann, Matthias]
* GtkIconView
  - Make scrolling work with large icon views [Matthias]
* GtkWindow
  - As a last resort, allow to use mnemonics without 
    modifier [Pasupathi Duraisamy, Owen Taylor]
* GtkProgressBar
  - Support ellipsizing the text [Morten Welinder, Matthias]
* GtkStatusbar
  - Avoid resizing if the text of the label changes [He Qiangqiang,
    Owen, Christian]
  - Draw the resize grip better [Matthias, Christian]
  - Ellipsize the text [Matthias]
* GtkClipboard
  - Add API for image transfer via copy-and-paste [Matthias]
  - Fix DND to embedded windows (e.g. panel applets) [James Henstridge, 
* Stock icons
  - Add RTL variants of the media icons [Bastien Nocera]
* Win32
  - Build fixes [Hans Breuer, Tor Lillqvist]
  - Implement resize grips [Robert �ren]
  - Bug fixes [Robert, Tor, J. Ali Harlow]
* Bug fixes [Paolo Borelli, Kjartan Maraas, Olivier Andrieu,
  Torsten Schoenfeld, Matthias, Philip Langdale, Christian,
  Frances Keenan, Owen, Murray Cumming, Christophe Fergeau,
  Tristan Van Berkom, Adam Hooper, James M. Cape, Carlos Garnacho
  Parro, Mariano Su�z-Alvarez, John Finlay, Jonathan Blandford]	
* Documentation improvements [Masao Mutoh, Matthias, 
  Torsten Schoenfeld, Matthew H. Plough, Salvador Fandi�
  Owen, Vincent Untz, Jonathan, Bastien]
* Updated translations (cs,da,en_CA,es,hu,ja,nl,sq)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,156698,156325,156298,156404,156863,156866,156792,143285,156845,156408,156575,156573,138650,157044,157056,156924,157087,53709,157156,156720,157080,156971,157123,157301,157354,157286,157528,157273,157074,157384,157013,145388,157665,157651,157566,157630,157675,143760,141224,90955,73359,148106,154466,157785,157409,156809,156956,157253,157778,152035,157949,156638,137551,158011,158010,157944,157979,157976

November 12, 2004

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