GTK+ 2.17.9 released

GTK+ 2.17.9 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
44323cc81628be422c59059086e33353  gtk+-2.17.9.tar.bz2
83231ec75cee1ec922812489bad95411  gtk+-2.17.9.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
45f58a43268d106e967eef4e81ccb1965f03e4f3  gtk+-2.17.9.tar.bz2
7b98bc8a3b1d4639097cd577ee9ac2474c6218d8  gtk+-2.17.9.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+ 2.17.8 to 2.17.9

* Client-side windows:
 - Add a compatibility mode that falls back to always using native
   windows, triggered by the GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS environment variable

* Bugs fixed:
 589367 gedit crashed with SIGSEGV in IA__g_list_last()
 478519 GtkTooltip segfaults on NULL gdk-display-current-tooltip.
 592461 preserve errno and use g_strerror
 592403 crash when close the second terminal...
 591549 Default printer in a network
 526149 GtkCellRendererAccel editing conflicts with mnemonics
 528283 Problems when using PageUp & PageDown to navigate Playlists pane

* Updated translations:
 Brazilian Portuguese
 Norwegian bokmål

Thanks to all contributors:
Michael Natterer
Marek Kasik
Andre Klapper
Alexander Larsson
Shixin Zeng
Li Yuan
Kristian Rietveld
Jonathan Matthew
Miroslav Rajcic
Christian Persch

August 24, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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