GTK+ 2.17.2 released
- From: Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org, gtk-list gnome org, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: GTK+ 2.17.2 released
- Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 22:14:19 -0400
GTK+ 2.17.2 is now available for download at:
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 http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
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
An installation guide for GTK+ 2.x is found at:
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
Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.1 to 2.17.2
* GtkInfoBar: A new widget to show a transient 'message area'
inside a content pane. The API is similar to GtkDialog and
supports theming for different message types (warnings,
- Improve path bar by ellipsizing long names and preventing
vertical size changes
- Backup files are now hidden by default
- GTK+ remembers the file chooser sorting state now
* GtkButtonBox: Implements the GtkOrientable interface now.
- GTK+ supports printing an application-defined 'selection' now,
in addition to usual page ranges.
* Changes that are relevant for theme authors:
- The new GtkInfoBar widget uses symbolic colors for theming
its background color depending on the message type. By default,
it uses the same background color as tooltips. This can be turned
off with style property.
- The GTK+ file chooser (as well as nautilus and other users of GIO
icon information) can now show different icons for xdg user dirs.
The icon names are folder-documents, folder-download, folder-music,
folder-pictures, folder-publicshare, folder-templates, folder-videos,
with an automatic fallback to the standard folder icon.
* Bugs fixed:
584021 titchy leak
579590 gtk_entry_set_icon_from_stock should warn when invalid st...
584125 GtkAssistant asserts if last page is GTK_ASSISTANT_PAGE_C...
171416 Resume editing if name of new folder is "Type name of new...
420335 Page assignment when printing 4 pages to a sheet
161670 Bad behaviour from gtk_file_chooser_set_filename
327152 Long names in the FileChooserDialog directory buttons sho...
355851 File Dialog shows Backup Files
390312 Gtk grabs keyboard on DND
486839 Filechooser 'Places' items should not move up and down th...
562335 Deprecate gtk_tree_view_column_get_cell_renderers and gtk...
565317 Resulting image of GtkCellRendererPixbuf depends on order...
565998 configure script doesn't check for cairo-xlib.pc
580079 Better configure detection of Xinerama on Solaris
580511 gdk_x11_atom_to_xatom_for_display translates GDK_NONE as ...
580560 Backspace key does not go to the parent directory
584598 GtkButtonBox silently ignores gtk_orientable_set_orientation
584637 Missing conditionals for X11 shape extension in GdkWindow
584805 GtkEntryCompletion selection reset when calling gtk_entry...
584832 Duplicate the exec string returned by gtk_recent_info_get...
585024 some gtksettings properties need extra initialisation
585371 Add additional sizes to the font selector
585791 use g_*gettext instead of *gettext directly
562579 [Patch] Remove error dialog when directory does not exist
344519 custom print ranges
484922 Should remember the sort state of columns
555344 consider adding a message area widget
* Updated translations:
Thanks to the contributors, including:
Federico Mena Quintero
June 15, 2009
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