GTK+ 2.99.1 released

GTK+ 2.99.1 is now available for download at:

74d087981059a3271ed7839dd54d3155ac568e5e4abac8ef4022e4a4a3a7e752  gtk
328994ec01d23b1c447de4531a4a0a55038e6d594ffc8d18e9fbf7b4dc58fc31  gtk

This is the second beta release of what will become GTK+ 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.

   An exception to this are the gtk-update-icon-cache and
   gtk-builder-convert utilities, for which parallel installation
   would make little sense.

 * 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
   information about porting concerns, see the porting guide
   that is included in the API doc.

   The removal of GSEALEd struct members has been completed in
   this release. A handful of 2.x deprecations still need to be
   dealt with; the majority of deprecations in this release
   are new in 3.0, and will not be removed before GTK+ 4.0.

 * 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+ is found at:

A porting guide from GTK+ 2.x to GTK+ 3:

Common questions:

(note that the links in this section may not work until tomorrow)


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+ 2.99.1 to 2.99.2

* More widgets are using GtkStyleContext directly:
  GtkColorButton, GtkColorSelection, GtkHSV,
  GtkFontSelection, GtkPrintUnixDialog, GtkImage,
  GtkLayout, GtkViewport, GtkTextDisplay, GtkTextUtil,

* GtkBuilder support has been added for setting menus
  on GtkMenuToolButtons and for adding tags to
  GtkTextTagTable as well as adding items to

* Bug fixes:
 350618 start rubber banding on "white space"
 612918 Support disabling X11 extensions
 635687 problem with pygtk or gtk with gtk.Plug and gtk.Socket...
 638017 GtkTextView: Crash in gtk_text_view_set_tabs()
 638119 GtkSpinner animation not correctly stopped...
 638880 Need a setter for has_user_ref_count
 639030 Small cleanup in gailtextview code.
 639047 Fix remaining usage of g[dk]ktargetlib.
 639079 Obtain the fg color from the renderer
 639105 Port GtkTextDisplay to StyleContext.
 639106 New CSS style misses distinction between "selected focused"...
 639127 Misc Win32 GDK building problems
 639157 GtkOrientable should add/ remove "horizontal" and "vertical"...

* Translation updates:
 British English

Contributors to this release:
Emilio Pozuelo Monfort
Tristan Van Berkom
Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
Kristian Rietveld
Carlos Garnacho
Javier Jardón
Paolo Borelli
Yaakov Selkowitz
Hans Breuer
Sébastien Granjoux

January 10, 2011
Matthias Clasen

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