GTK+ 2.5.4 released [unstable]

GTK+ 2.5.4 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.5.4.tar.gz	md5sum: 657f493b5f60d31fa0ebef3176debff7
gtk+-2.5.4.tar.bz2	md5sum: f0e52b9129b207a7e97d15a1e4dfb675

This is the fifth 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+ 2.5.4 are not yet finalized, so there are likely
   incompatibilities between this release and the final
   2.6 release.

 * With this release, GTK+ enters 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+ 2.5.3 to GTK+ 2.5.4
* GtkFileChooser
 - Make path bar arrows larger [Matthias Clasen]
 - Make SELECT_FOLDER mode work [Matthias]
 - Speed up the completion popup, pop it up
   again after Tab [Matthias, Jens Bech Madsen]
 - Add some tooltips [Matthias]
 - Make path bar scroll [Matthias]
 - Improve preview updating [Tommi Komulainen]
 - Make the key / pop up the location dialog even
   on French keyboards, insert the / [Frederic Crozat, Warren Togami]
* GtkFileChooserButton
 - Show icons next to entry [James M. Cape]
 - Improve ellipsisation [James]
* GtkMessageDialog
 - API additions to create HIG-conform dialogs [David Bordoley, Carlos
   Garnacho Parro]
* Keyboard navigation
 - Put selectable labels in the regular tab focus 
  chain [David Hawthorne, Matthias]
 - Skip selectable labels when looking for the initial 
  focus widget in dialogs [Matthias]
* Icon themes:
 - Use an mmap()ed cache for directory data. [Martijn Vernooij,
   Owen Taylor, Anders Carlsson]
* Clipboard, DND: 
 - Add convenience API for image and file transfers. [Matthias]
 - Add API for clipboard persistence [Anders]
 - Don't loose clipboard contents if a text buffer is
   finalized [Anders]
* Add a GtkMenuToolButton widget which displays a
 dropdown menu from a toolbar button.  [Paolo Borelli]
* Make menus scroll faster [Soeren Sandmann]
* Allow themes to displace focus recangles in buttons
 on click [Soeren, Matthias]
* Add a public setting for button ordering [Owen Taylor, Matthias]
* GtkImage
 - Support named icons [James Henstridge]
* GtkAboutDialog
 - Support named icons [James]
* Add a function to obtain the string representation of
 accelerators used in GtkAccelLabel [John Spray, Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes [Robert �ren]
 - Fix commandline option handling [Tor Lillqvist]
 - Make IME input method work better [Tor]
* Other bug fixes [Joel Fredrikson, Darren Creutz,
 Manish Singh, Matthias, Tristan Van Berkom, Christian Persch,
 Padraig O'Briain, Owen, Jonathan Blandford, 
 Mich� Garoche, Milosz Derezynski, Christopher Blizzard,
 Paolo, John Austin, Maryn Russell, Ken Harris, Reinout van 
 Schouwen, Morten Welinder, Ross Burton, Bernd Demian, Gustavo 
 Carneiro, John Finlay, Tim Janik, Damon Chaplin,
 Peter Zelesny, Soeren, John Cupitt, Federico Mena Quintero,
 Manuel Baena Garc� William Jon McCann, Olexiy Avramchenko,
 Sebastien Bacher, Kazuki IWAMOTO, Dan Williams, Vincent Noel,
 Billy Biggs, Olivier Andrieu, Thomas Fitzsimmons]
* Documentation improvements [John Finlay, Billy Biggs, Matthias,
 Martyn Russell, Dave Cook, Jonathan, Owen, Shaun McCance, Anders]
* New and updated translations (az_IR,cs,en_CA,en_GB,es,nb,nl,no,pt_BR,
  sq,sr,sr Latn,zh_TW)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at

October 28, 2004

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