GTK+ 2.91.7 released
- From: Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org, gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: GTK+ 2.91.7 released
- Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:50:57 -0500
GTK+ 2.91.7 is now available for download at:
This is a development release leading toward 3.0.
* GTK+ 3 will be parallel installable with GTK+ 2.x, and
this release has been prepared to test this by renaming
all .pc files, libraries, include paths, and so forth,
to include a '3.0' component.
* GTK+ 3 will remove deprecated API from the GTK+ 2.x series
and make struct members unavailable that have been GSEALed
in 2.x. Therefore, applications can be prepared for porting
to GTK+ 3 by making sure that they build with
and -DGSEAL_ENABLE. For more information about porting concerns,
see the porting guide that is included in the API docs.
* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
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
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developers, including those developing proprietary software, without
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Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.91.6 to 2.91.7
* The treeview-refactor branch has been merged, bringing more
flexible cell arrangement with GtkCellArea, GtkCellAreaBox, etc
* The gdk-backend branch has been merged. This branch cleans up the
internal frontend/backend separation in GDK, with the ultimate goal
of allowing to build a single gdk library that contains multiple
backends (interesting combinations are x11+wayland or quartz+x11).
For now, GDK is still restricted to a single backend, but
as a first step, the libraries no longer include the backend name
in their soname, but are just libgdk-3.0.so and libgtk-3.0.so.
Only the x11 backend has been kept up to date with this cleanup
work, other backends are broken in this release.
* Deprecations and removals:
- G_SEALed struct members have been removed from GtkWindowGroup,
GtkDrawingArea, GtkTreeStore, GtkTreeModelSort, GtkTreeSelection,
GtkSocket, GtkPrintJob, GtkSelectionData
- Input device handling:
- gdk_display_list_devices, gdk_display_get_core_pointer,
gdk_devices_list have been removed
- gdk_display_warp_device has been replaced by gdk_device_warp
- gdk_enable_multidevice has been replaced by gdk_disable_multidevice
gdk_drag_context_new, gdk_drag_find_window and gdk_drag_get_protocol
have been removed
- Property handling:
Functions that deal with X11-specific encodings such as Compound Text
have been moved to backend-specific API:
- Foreign windows:
Functions for dealing with GdkWindow wrappers around foreign
windows have been moved to backend-specific API.
- Application launching:
The gdk_spawn_* APIs have been removed, since they were trivial
wrappers around g_spawn_* on most platforms and can be replaced
by GIO GAppInfo APIs.
- Misc. other functions: gdk_net_wm_supports, gdk_set_locale,
gdkx_visual_get have been either removed, gdk_set_sm_client_id
has been moved to backend-specific API.
* A number of GTK+ widgets have been ported to use GtkStyleContext
directly for rendering
* The tracker search backend for the file chooser has been updated
to work with libtracker-sparql as available in tracker >= 0.9
* The GtkAboutDialog has been given a facelift. It no longer
opens second-level dialogs
* The GDK X11 backend now uses XI2 (including multi-device capabilities)
by default. Use gdk_disable_multidevice() to switch back to the
* Bug fixes:
629923 Consider always calling unmap() when unsetting MAPPED flag
634657 Dynamically attached calendar does not respond to mouse clicks
635401 Setting conflict warning does not disappear when conflict is...
636732 Gtk+ fails to build
636777 Leak in gtk_css_provider_get_named
637018 Add checks for id-column/entry-text-column >= 0
637069 Custom print settings set in custom-widget-apply are lost
637155 Remove vestiges of support for themes using XSHAPE
637156 Optimize gtk_widget_shape_combine_region (widget, NULL, ...)
637189 gtk_cell_renderer_spin_start_editing uses g_ascii_strtod but...
637243 docs: fix link failure on gtk-doc scanner binaries
637256 gtkstylecontext: fix typos in annotations
637464 Fix GdkWindowFilter internal refcounting
637471 GTK2_RC_FILES should be renamed to GTK3_RC_FILES
637520 Gtk+ seems to have broken Mutter
637606 Missing out annotations for gtk_accelerator_parse and...
637608 Problems with the new AboutDialog
* Translation updates:
Thanks to everybody who has contributed to this release:
Tristan Van Berkom
Carlos Garcia Campos
William Jon McCann
Diego Escalante Urrelo
Jesse van den Kieboom
Owen W. Taylor
December 21, 2010
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