Announce: Gtk-- 1.2.2

Gtk-- 1.2.2 
Gtk-- is a C++ interface for the popular GUI library gtk. Gtk-- provides 
convenient interface for C++ programmers to create graphical user 
interfaces with gtk's flexible OO framework. Highlights include typesafe 
callbacks, widgets extensible using inheritance and over 110 classes that 
can be freely combined to quickly create complex user interfaces. Gtk-- 
is free software distributed under GNU Library General Public License (LGPL). 

Time for another gtk-- maintainence release.  Unfortunately, once 
again it appears that gcc isn't all it is cracked up to be.  There is 
an error in the handling of dynamic cast and constructors such that 
an calls to dynamic cast during construction of a multiply inherited
gets the incorrect function.  Oh what a joy to attempt to track down.
This bug will require an C++ ABI change to fix.  The word from
the gcc developers is no time soon.  Thus gtk-- will route around 
internals to avoid it.  Anyone attempting to use MI with gtk-- should 
upgrade as soon as possible.

Additionally, my wife recently had a baby and thus my time is a 
bit short for the moment.  Since even before the departure of 
Guillaume, Gtk-- needs more people to help run it.  Gtk-- needs
another comaintainer to help integrate patchs, run the mailling list,
coordinate volunteers to tasks, and do web page updates.  As always
we need an endless stream of bodies to help with getting the
documentation done.  If any of these tasks sound interesting 
please mail the gtk-- list with your qualifications. 


Release: Gtk-- 1.2.2 

  * CTree updates from Juergen Mangler
  * Tearoff menu support (Juergen).
  * New examples for ctree and menu (Juergen).
  * Changed internals to get around serious gcc bug.  Earlier versions
    should be discarded.  Use of old version with multiple inheritence
    will cause segfaults!

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