GTK+ 2.17.0 released

GTK+ 2.17.0 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
a1a1f0b66a240c31cb2733643f9170ba  gtk+-2.17.0.tar.bz2
d05eb97727e93c3e59af4e747156cca4  gtk+-2.17.0.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
79f74ecd958b2dd78e7662e9d653bfe2039caf95  gtk+-2.17.0.tar.bz2
9f7f7bcf97c71b6b1a8aad00d7c41b70447a396b  gtk+-2.17.0.tar.gz

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


 * This is the first development release in the 2.17 cycle.
   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+ 2.16.x to 2.17.0

* GtkBuilder:
  - Scale marks can now be specified in builder markup
  - GtkAssistant action widgets can be added in builder markup

* Changes that are relevant for theme authors
 - GtkEntry now has a ::invisible-char style property that allows
   themes to set the preferred invisible character

* Printing:
 - GTK+ supports authentication of users against CUPS servers now.

* Bugs fixed:
 578634 gtkdial example fails to compile
 580678 Minor improvement to GTK+ mediaLib code
 580511 gdk_x11_atom_to_xatom_for_display translates GDK_NONE...
 581110 Handlebox widget uses static variables, crashes in multi...
 553385 gtk-builder-convert creates untranslated combobox models
 580814 GtkTextLayout incorrectly assumes pango iterates in logi...
 579366 gtkbuilderparser leaks RequiresInfo objects
 579741 gailcombox should emit property-changed:accessible-name...
 574386 Remove deprecated call to gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip...
 384940 handle rejecting jobs and authentication meaningfully

* Updated translations
 Brazilian Portuguese
 British English
 Simplified Chinese

Thanks to the contributors:
Tomasz Mon
Brian Cameron
Itay Perl
Li Yuan
Marek Kasik
Tobias Mueller
Christian Persch
Claudio Saavedra

May 4, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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