GTK+ 2.17.5 released

GTK+ 2.17.5 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
549fe72768e2d3e6a9553d45622134d2  gtk+-2.17.5.tar.bz2
d7810abeba598160b24724373fde4b83  gtk+-2.17.5.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
1064433144fa5766913b5969313c20ea5f26b8db  gtk+-2.17.5.tar.bz2
03db55fe02ee1d7b1c4dcd285f27b3fb53f042d6  gtk+-2.17.5.tar.gz

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

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+ 2.17.4 to 2.17.5

* Client-side windows:
 - Quite a few fixes have happened for the win32 and directfb backends

 - Accessors have been added for sealed members in GtkCellRenderer and

* Changes that are relevant for distributors:
 - The jpeg2000 pixbuf loader is now optional. Pass --with-libjasper
   to configure to build it

* Bugs fixed
 588373 Menus broken by client-side-windows
 588379 testgtk::panes does not change the cursor on mouse over
 588388 shape rendering is back
 588461 gtk_editable_get_chars() behaviour change in 2.17.4
 588666 Incorrect clamping of max_length
 588665 insert-text signal is not emitted
 588395 Crash when opening a GtkBuilder file
 524066 Mandatory jpeg2000?
 527583 GtkAssistant should set buttons as default widget
 588694 Missing % in C code
 588484 Iconview DnD fails when Destination is empty
 583522 Trivial error in GtkBuilder migration documentation
 150951 collapsed save dialog needs to indicate filesystem...

* Updated translations:
 Brazilian Portuguese
 Norwegian bokmål
 Traditional Chinese

Thanks to all contributors:
Hans Breuer
Cody Russell
Michael Natterer
Tor Lillqvist
Tristan Van Berkom
Marek Kasik

July 17, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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