GTK+ 2.13.0 released

GTK+ 2.13.0 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.13.0.tar.bz2   md5sum: 6c07effe4cb8055aeb93702b08d68b1e
gtk+-2.13.0.tar.gz    md5sum: fcbbdbc14ab69ceec8cd28e9c427bb05

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.14.


 * This is a development snapshot, mostly to keep 'make distcheck' 
   from bit-rotting further. It has had almost no testing
   and there are unfinished features and plenty of bugs
   in this release. It should definitively not be used 
   in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+ 2.12. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.12.

 * GTK+ 2.14 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.12 series; however, the new API additions
   are not yet finalized, so there may be incompatibilities 
   between this release and the final 2.14 release. 

 * 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+ 2.8 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+ 2.12.x to 2.13.0

 * gdk-pixbuf:
  - Support loading the OS X icns format
  - Support loading of JPEG2000 images
  - Support loading from and saving to GIO streams

 * GDK:
  - Add GdkAppLaunchContext, to provide startup notification
    with g_app_info_launch()
  - Use RandR 1.2 instead of Xinerama when available, and expose
    more monitor information

 * Accessibility:
  - The gail module is now shipped as part of GTK+
  - GtkStatusIcon supports keyboard navigation 

 * GtkCalendar:
  - Support displaying details for each day

 * GtkBuilder:
  - gtk-builder-convert has been improved
  - Translation-domain works properly
  - Support accessibility

 * Testing support:
  - Add utilities for testing GTK+ applications
  - Add some unit tests for GTK+ 

 * New settings:
  - for disabling display of accelerators and mnemonics
  - for position of vertical scrollbars in scrolled windows
  - for the default input method 

 * GtkToolShell: new interface for containers of GtkToolItems

 * Bug fixes:
 - too many to list here

 * Updated translations:
  Arabic (ar)
  Assamese (as)
  Belarusian (be)
  Belarusian Latin (be latin)
  Czech (cs)
  German (de)
  Greek (el)
  Estonian (et)
  Finnish (fi)
  French (fr)
  Irish (ga)
  Hebrew (he)
  Indonesian (id)
  Kurdish (ku)
  Marathi (mr)
  Norwegian bokmål (nb)
  Occitan (oc)
  Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
  Slovenian (sl)
  Swedish (sv)
  Telugu (te)
  Russian (ru)

Thanks to all contributors:
Bastien Nocera 
Tim Janik
Owen Taylor
Miguel Gomez
Jan Janech
Tommi Komulainen
Michael Natterer
Behdad Esfahbod
Ross Burton
Richard Hult
Ed Catmur
Herbert Valerio Riedel
Josselin Mouette
Tor Lillqvist
Tim Evans
Emmanuele Bassi
Michael Hofmann
Yevgen Muntyan
Carlos Garnacho
Morten Welinder
Sven Neumann
Federico Mena Quintero
Ryan Lortie
Ben Hague
David Lambert
Cody Russell
Paul Davis
Attilio Fiandrotti
David Brigada
Stefan Kost
Mathias Hasselmann
Claudio Ciccani
Kristian Rietveld
Søren Sandmann
Ray Strode
Sebastian Dröge
Xan Lopez
Sébastien Granjoux
Chris Vine
Benjamin Berg
Akira Tagoh
Johan Dahlin
Alexander Larsson
Yuri Pimenov
Sadrul Habib Chowdhury
Peter Bloomfield
MINAMI Hirokazu
Philip Van Hoof
Johannes Schmid
Claudio Saavedra
Phil Lello
Anders Carlsson
Andreas Sandberg
Juri Pakaste
William Pitcock
Mariano Suárez-Alvarez
David Zeuthen
Erik van Pienbroek
Sven Herzberg
Paolo Borelli
Denis Oliver Kropp
Francesco Montorsi
Li Yuan
Andreas Koehler
Rich Burridge
LiYan Zhang
Carlos Garnacho
Olle Bergkvist
Behdad Esfahbod
David Miller
Björn Lindqvist
Mike Morrison

February 21, 2008
Matthias Clasen

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]