GTK+ 2.15.3 released

GTK+ 2.15.3 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.15.3.tar.bz2  md5sum: e490d990f170e78555f84133f4aafdfe
gtk+-2.15.3.tar.gz   md5sum: 8f325caa2d1c01a66dc90b7b7688e2a1

This is another development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
  a bit of testing, 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+. If you have problems, you'll need to
  reinstall GTK+ 2.14.

 * GTK+ 2.16 will be source and binary compatible with
  the GTK+ 2.14 series. The API additions in GTK+ 2.15
  are finalized at this point, only minor API changes
  are expected to happen between 2.15.3 and 2.16.

 * 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+ 2.15.2 to 2.15.3

* Keyboard shortcut handling has been changed, to help with a longstanding
  complaint about the way GTK+ handles multiple layouts. GTK+ now only uses
  keys from groups other than the current group if they are not present in
  the current group. Feedback on this change is appreciated.

* Bugs fixed:
 569336 change in gtkbutton klass is causing crash...
 569435 make maintainer-clean removes non-generated sources
 145058 Inputting "^^" requires four keystrokes on Win32...
 559408 Transparency lost when images are copied...
 359288 Toolbar items are not shown after hiding
 569918 64bit portability issue in gtkrecentchooser.c
 162726 Multiple Latin layouts in XKB break keyboard shortcuts
 569635 fontchooser should reload list of families/styles on...

* Updated translations:
 Norwegian bokmål (nb)
 Oriya (or)
 Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
 Thai (th)
 Traditional Chinese (zh_HK)
 Traditional Chinese (zh_TW)

Thanks to all contributors:
Philip Withnall
Claudio Saavedra
Tor Lillqvist
Christian Weiske
Magnus Boman
Fridrich Strba
Simos Xenitellis
Behdad Esfahbod

February 2, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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