GTK+ 2.9.4 released

GTK+ 2.9.4 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.9.4.tar.bz2	md5sum: c06cf2cfa66485600d90789c9e58f27c
gtk+-2.9.4.tar.gz	md5sum: e3fefedc7f1a89b66c71c9967168a857

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.10.  


 * 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+ 2.8. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.8.

 * GTK+ 2.10 will be source compatible with the GTK+ 2.8 series; 
   the new API additions in GTK+ 2.9.0 are finalized by now.
 * The ABI version has been bumped from 2.4.0 to 2.10.0, since
   the filechooser backend interface has been changed. Third-party
   filechooser backends need to be ported to the new interface.
   Other third-party modules (input methods, image loaders, etc) 
   just need to be reinstalled in the proper location for GTK+ to 
   find them.

 * Remaining issues for GTK+ 2.10 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+ 2.x is found at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.9.3 to 2.9.4

* GtkPrintOperation:
 - UI improvements in the print dialog
 - Make printing work without a display connection
 - Replace "Print to PDF" by "Print to file" that
   can generate PDF or PostScript
 - Add a function to the low-level API to 
   enumerate all printers

* GtkNotebook tab DND has been improved

* GtkProgressbar supports text in activity mode 

* GtkLabel allows to set the wrap mode

* GtkStatusIcon supports transparency

* Bugs fixed:
 344850 Dragging a GtkTreeViewColumn segfaults when 
        using certain GtkTreeViewColumnDropFunc
 342458 Stock menu items without icons are broken in 
        recent GTK+ releases.
 335873 notebook DND + popup windows
 337882 gtk_progress_bar_set_text() does nothing in 
        activity mode
 339456 unix print dialogue help button bug
 339702 Make sure printing works without a display
 341571 tabs too easily reordered
 344074 New Feature: get printer list, and get default print
 344743 gtk_targets_include_text() should initialize atoms
 344838 Allow func to be NULL in 
 344891 GtkPrintOperationPreview signal defs correction
 345008 Need updated cairo req
 345093 print preview temp file issues
 345107 Memory leak in gtk_entry_completion_finalize: 
        User data not freed
 345194 gdk_window_set_functions() docs need to be updated
 345456 grid-lines property is wrongly registered and 
 314278 strings in gtk-update-icon-cache are not marked 
        for translation
 344707 size group with widgets in hidden container
 344897 Entry completion model NULL handling should be 
 345038 gtk_print_job_set_status' status
 345106 dialog button box spacings
 345176 GtkIconView doc about drag and drop
 345275 doc imporovements for gtk_window_move
 345320 Two very similiar strings should be made equal
 345321 Add meaning of "shortcut" as translator comment
 320034 transparency gtkstatusicon
 339592 Add print-to-postscript
 344867 custom paper file could use keyfile

* Updated translations (cs,de,es,fr,gl,gu,hi,ko,ta,th)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,344743,344867,344891,345008,341571,345038,337882,345093,344707,339456,345107,345275,339702,344074,345320,345321,344897,314278,320034,344850,345194,345176,345106,335873,342458,339592,345456

Thanks to everybody who has contributed to this release,
in the form of bug reports or patches:

Christian Persch, John Finlay, Federico Mena Quintero,
Michael Emmel, Marko Anastasov, Bastien Nocera,
Carlos Garnacho, Yevgen Muntyan, Tommi Komulainen,
Tim Janik, Christian Weiske, Behdad Esfahbod,
Alexander Larsson, Felipe Heidrich, Hendrik Richter,
Claudio Saavedra, Dan Winship, Callum McKenzie,
John Palmieri, Murray Cumming, Kristian Rietveld

June 21, 2006
Matthias Clasen

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