GTK+ 2.91.1 released

GTK+ 2.91.1 is now available for download at:

465557060c4c3cef3f9aaa608da375e87500a27b531957eb67183ad9fa3cab6f  gtk
278f5784ac12fb0d3e5edec718d82f3ca91a8fd192e280fb0404d087cc0368ac  gtk

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

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+ 2.91.0 to 2.91.1

* GTK+ can now add a resize grip to any window. The resize
  grip functionality in GtkStatusbar has been removed.

* A very old bug in the handling of geometry widgets has
  been fixed, and a way to set geometry in terms of the
  geometry widget has been added: gtk_window_resize_to_geometry()

* The GtkFileChooser now uses GSettings to store its settings
  instead of the keyfile ~/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini

* GtkWrapBox has been dropped from GTK+ again. The widget
  will be available in libegg until clear use cases have
  been established.

* GtkWidget now has horizontal and vertical expand flags, in
  the form of ::hexpand and ::vexpand properties. These flags
  are intended to obsolete most custom container-specific
  expand child properties, over time.
  Expandability is inherited up the widget hierarchy.

* GtkComboBoxEntry has been deprecated in favor of a
  ::has-entry property on GtkComboBox.

* The GtkComboBox text convenience API (gtk_combo_box_new_text(), etc)
  has been deprecated in favor of a new GtkComboBoxText class.

* GtkLinkButton has gained a ::activate-link signal that
  can be used to suppress the default behavior.

* The very outdated tutorial has been dropped from the GTK+
  and a new 'Getting started' section has been added to the API
  documentation that will accumulate tutorial material over time.

* Bugs fixed:
  68668 Fix handling of geometry widget
 313350 Return type of gtk_accelerator_get_default_mod_mask...
 351247 GtkScrolledWindow is mis documented
 423201 gtk_combo_box_entry_active_changed does not transform...
 563002 Doesn't call 'update-preview' on set_filename
 612396 Implement GtkComboBoxText subclass to supersede "text"...
 613728 Rationalize GtkTreeView focus
 628902 use expand flags to determine window resizability
 629722 save_entry_get_info_cb() doesn't behave correctly
 629778 Scrolled window does not behave properly with height-for...
 629955 Deprecate / remove gtk_main and gtk_init_add / remove* API
 630850 Use GSettings for the filechooser settings
 630900 GtkCellRendererClass: unify const of GdkRectangle args
 631203 Scrolling in GtkTextView can use 100% cpu
 631311 Obvious fix for nasty crash in menu code
 631473 Fix GTK+3 documentation
 631475 Two old GDK_foo key macros left in gdk/quartz/gdkkeys-quartz.c
 631599 Allow to use arbitrary surfaces for offscreen windows
 631719 Action-based menu accelerators don't synch with GtkMenuItem
 631794 Warn when calling gtk_window_parse_geometry() on an empty...
 631976 Remove GtkWidgetAuxInfo from GtkScrolledWindow
 632059 Move the introduction of the tutorial in the reference
 632095 GtkTargetEntry: Add boxed type and constructor
 632140 optionally take hotspot coordinates from the pixbuf...
 632218 BadMatch when starting gnome-shell

* New or updated translations:

Thanks to everybody who contributed to this release:
William Jon McCann
Garrett Regier
Javier Jardón
José Aliste
Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
Kristian Rietveld
Christian Persch
Michael Natterer
Stephen Shaw
Benjamin Otte
John Ralls
Tristan Van Berkom
Federico Mena Quintero
Stef Walter
Tor Lillqvist
Cody Russell
Christian Dywan
Colin Walters
Xan Lopez
Vincent Untz
Owen Taylor
Havoc Pennington
Martin Schlemmer
Fridrich Štrba
Alberto Garcia
Marek Kasik

October 15, 2010
Matthias Clasen

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