GTK+ 2.24.0

GTK+ 2.24.0 is now available for download at:

sha256 sums:
cbed1a7b8cd1e471388a00f22557dd061334698a0c1aece11b7ed6541d115606  gtk
53a42e4b29edd72c43b74f8c9bec436ffe7c256aa0ef6d79c65cc5393afd0386  gtk

GTK+ 2.24 is the final stable release of GTK+ 2.
While GTK+ 2.24 will continue to be maintained and receive bug fixes,
new development will move to GTK+ 3, with GTK+ 3.0 due to be released
in a few days.

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 suites.

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

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. GTK+ is the
only 100% free-of-cost open source industrial-strength GUI
toolkit available today.

Since its origins as the toolkit for the GNU Image
Manipulation Program (GIMP), GTK+ has been used in a wide
range of software. Notably, GTK+ is the foundation of the
GNOME desktop.

What's new in GTK+ 2.24

GTK+ 2.24 adds functionality to help with porting to GTK+ 3
while maintaining source and binary compatibility with earlier
GTK+ 2.x releases.

Highlights of new features and improvements in GTK+ 2.24 are:

 - A new simple combo box widget, GtkComboBoxText

 - The cups print backend can send print jobs as PDF

 - GtkBuilder has gained support for text tags and menu toolbuttons

 - Many introspection annotation fixes

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the
announcements for the 2.23.x development releases:

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:

GTK+ is the product of many people. Apart from the core GTK+
team, many others also contributed to this release:
Claudio Saavedra
Stephen Shaw
Federico Mena Quintero
Javier Jardón
Christian Persch
Christian Dywan
Marek Kasik
Chun-wei Fan
Bastien Nocera
Javier Jardón
Michael Natterer
Benjamin Otte
Colin Walters
Murray Cumming
Martyn Russell
Tristan Van Berkom
Carlos Garcia Campos
Tor Lillqvist
Alejandro Piñeiro
Adel Gadllah
Adrian Johnson
Milan Bouchet-Valat
Frederic Croszat

January 30, 2011
Matthias Clasen

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