GTK+ 2.15.1 released

GTK+ 2.15.1 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.15.1.tar.bz2  md5sum: 08bd30294bec395078a2554d642d3b2d
gtk+-2.15.1.tar.gz   md5sum: a6f76fb01dfa035b21577bc426307072

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 major API additions in GTK+ 2.15
  are finalized at this point, only minor API changes 
  are expected to happen between 2.15.1 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+ 2.15.0 to 2.15.1

* GtkFileChooser:
 - Remember the file chooser's size across invocations
 - Handle uris that are entered in the entry
 - Improve autocompletion, in particular for uris

* GtkEntry:
 - New property "im-module" for selecting input methods per-widget
 - New icon-related API got renamed for consistency
 - Added properties and setters for icon tooltips

* GtkTextView:
 - New property "im-module" for selecting input methods per-widget
 - New signal "paste-done" to allow better handling of async pasting

* GtkScale:
 - New api to add annotated marks: gtk_scale_add_mark.

* GtkAction:
 - Rework the way actions and proxies interact, to make the
   interaction less ad hoc, more extensible, and better suited
   for support in GUI builders like glade.

   To be used as a proxy, a widget must now implement the
`  GtkActivatable interface, and GtkActivatable implementations
   are responsible for syncing their appearance with the action
   and for activating the action.

   All the widgets that are commonly used as proxies implement
   GtkActivatable now.

   This is a big change, and it is not unlikely to break some
   current users of GtkAction, so feedback about problems caused
   by this is appreciated.

 - Add a "gicon" property to specify the icon with a GIcon

* GDK:
 - On X11, GDK now caches cursors to avoid cursor theming overhead
 - New cursor type for blank cursors: GDK_BLANK_CURSOR

* New deprecations:
   direct access to "gtk-action" object data

* Changes that are relevant for translators:
 - Navigation and Media stock labels have separate message contexts now
 - The caps lock warning string has been changed

* Bugs fixed:
 566083 Icon pixmap hardcoded during DnD
 566334 compile failure for gtk+ on Mac OS X
 565998 configure script doesn't check for cairo-xlib.pc
 566391 gtk_about_dialog_set_url_hook should activate...
 566568 gtk_tree_model_get_value docs typo
 566628 gdk_display_close always asserts on win32
 566733 Add GIcon to GtkAction, GtkToolButton
 567024 gtktoolbutton doesn't create right proxy menu item...
 523554 Copy from GIMP to Word broke
 567468 no check for trailing != NULL in gtk_text_layout_get..
 492794 Pasting external text at end of view yields wrong...
 164002 query scripts don't work uninstalled on windows
 566532 GtkScaleButton implementation of GtkOrientable
 450716 New API to change global IM
 562701 GtkEntryCompletion popup sizes its rows wrong...
 567944 [Win32] Sorted treeview columns can be unreadable
 567655 gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_text/markup should use...
 567887 gtk_entry_get_storage_type() should be...
 568196 Please change context of Forward stock label
 563280 stock items & translation context
 568233 Wrong statement about GtkEntry's "activate" signal
 568263 gtk can't recognize the wrong X Selection TARGETS...
 565656 Add marks to scales
 567413 GtkComboBoxEntry doesn't emit "changed" signal...
 545980 GtkFileChooserEntry should handle URIs
 566862 pixbuf_new_from_file does not autodetect format
 568552 gtk_combo + gtk entry in invisible mode takes 100% cpu
 561801 "scheduled printing" doesn't function as expected
 566535 gtk_widget_get_snapshot does not work if double buff...
 567021 gtkimage accessors docs
 567761 Spellfixes in GTK+ documentation
 568744 Spellfixes in GtkTreeView's documentation
 536965 GtkPlug: crash on theme change
 567124 proposal to delay doing something related to immodule...
 568305 gdk-pixbuf mishandles BI_BITFIELDS bmps

* New and updated translations:
 Crimean Tatar (crh)
 Spanish (es)
 Hebrew (he)
 Hungarian (hu)
 Italian (it)
 Korean (ko)
 Lithuanian (lt)
 Norwegian bokmål (nb)
 Norwegian Nynorsk (nn)
 Swedish (sv)
 Thai (th)
 Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)

Thanks to all contributors:
Xan Lopez
Bart Cortooms
Alberto Ruiz
Steven Sheehy
Christian Persch
Tor Lillqvist
A. Walton
Christian Dywan
Claudio Saavedra
Paolo Borelli
Ignacio Casal Quintero
Yevgen Muntyan
Bruce Cowan
Daniel Elstner
Federico Mena Quintero
Diego Escalante Urrelo
Murray Cumming
Cody Russell
Enrico Tröger
Torsten Schoenfeld
Gabor Kelemen
Pascal Terjan
Peng Wu
David Alan Gilbert
Carl-Anton Ingmarsson
Carlos Garnacho
Marek Kasik
Frederic Crozat
Michael Natterer
Alexander Larsson
Akira Tagoh
Tristan van Berkom

January 23, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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