GTK+ 3.6.0 released

GTK+ 3.6.0 is now available for download at:

sha256 sum:

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.

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 3.6

Major new features include:

* GtkSearchEntry: a GtkEntry subclass that is set up to
  be a search entry

* GtkMenuButton: a button that pops up a menu. The menu can be
  generated from a GMenu or provided manually

* GtkLevelBar: a new widget for displaying the strength or
  level of some quantity

Other improvements:

* Spin buttons can be oriented vertically

* Text views and entries can display 'selection handles' when
  used with touch devices

* Theming
 - Support for cross-fading and transitions
 - Support for CSS animations
 - Support for blur shadows

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the NEWS file
that is included in the tarball, or see:

For concerns about porting from older GLib release, see the
README file that is included in the tarball, or see:

Where to get more information about GTK+

Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
found at:

An installation guide for GTK+ 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:

Thanks to the many people who contributed to this release
in the form of bug reports, patches and translations.

September 24, 2012
Matthias Clasen

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