GTK+ 2.17.8 released

GTK+ 2.17.8 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
7e0a37e4cc40f74963886031d0df2182  gtk+-2.17.8.tar.bz2
26c392c1b90ce415cdae95c115378873  gtk+-2.17.8.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
117be5783a6434dad21d71c62111c97a1715bfd4  gtk+-2.17.8.tar.bz2
1e3887f19bc997b5cd805636af7318d627dd7d93  gtk+-2.17.8.tar.gz

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.18.


 * This is an unstable development release.
   It has had only little 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+ 2.16. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.16.

 * GTK+ 2.18 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.16 series; however, the new API additions
   are not yet finalized, so there may be incompatibilities
   between this release and the final 2.18 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.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+ 2.17.7 to 2.17.8

* Client-side windows:
 - various fixes to expose handling
 - fix memory leaks

* Minor API additions:
 - New setter as part of the GSEAL effort: gtk_widget_set_allocation

* Bugs fixed:
 585211 Add accessor function for GtkWidget->allocation
 588437 gtk 2.17.3 causes dragging in firefox bookmarks sidebar t...
 589367 gedit crashed with SIGSEGV in IA__g_list_last()
 589877 Client side windows leak gdk regions
 590959 Set child_has_focus flag properly
 591432 There is incomplete information on the returning value of...
 591434 firefox-3.5 crashed with SIGSEGV in _gdk_window_process_u...
 591526 Accelerator keys with <super> modifier also triggered by ...
 591751 bad memory access with duplicated id
 591998 Support silent build rules with automake 1.11
 592003 Shift+click should always modify selection

* Updated translations:

Thanks to all contributors
Benjamin Otte
Alexander Larsson
Cody Russell
Tor Lillqvist
Paolo Borelli
Javier Jardón

August 17, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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