GTK+ 2.23.90 released

GTK+ 2.23.90 is now available for download at:

8d99bb78555b7d4a9c6d42824895fb4d12ddb9f332bc0e46b2db71baaa12117a  gtk
64ae526a4e10187a16fc41d818e9b8ae8c1633a85a287f7c252c6de6c3ea76e1  gtk

This is a beta release for what will become 2.24.


 * GTK+ 2.24 is planned to be the last stable GTK+ 2.x release,
   to be released in parallel with GTK+ 3. It will not receive
   major feature work beyond API additions that are required
   to facilitate porting to GTK+ 3.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+ 2.22. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.22.

 * GTK+ 2.24 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.22 series; however, the new API additions
   are not yet finalized, so there may be incompatibilities
   between this release and the final 2.24 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+ 2.23.3 to 2.23.90

* New deprecations:
 - gdk_set_pointer_hooks(), gdk_display_set_pointer_hooks()
 - gtk_range_get/set_update_policy()
 - gtk_window_get/set_frame_dimensions() and

* The cups print backend can now send print jobs directly in PDF if
  cups supports it

* Bugs fixed:
 144324 Leaking dnd contexts with XDnD
 165987 unsets DESKTOP_STARTUP_ID
 560177 Applications should send print jobs to CUPS in PDF format...
 562182 gtk_init() docs inaccurate
 622125 Note that gtk_show_uri needs gvfs to spawn URLs
 637691 Eating events breaks proxied DND
 637958 print dialog doesn't fit on netbook screen size
 637973 thunderbird crashes when copying text with gtk 2.23.3

Contributors to this release:
Tor Lillqvist
Alejandro Piñeiro
Murray Cumming
Benjamin Otte
Adel Gadllah
Adrian Johnson
Milan Bouchet-Valat
Frederic Croszat

January 6, 2011
Matthias Clasen

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