GTK+ 2.17.1 unstable release

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.18.

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.0:

  • GtkLabel:
    • GtkLabel can show embedded URLs, much like SexyUrlLabel
  • Printing:
    • GTK+ includes a print backend that works with the PAPI printing service.
    • The file and lpr backends can print multiple pages per sheet.
  • Changes that are relevant for theme authors:
    • The URL support in GtkLabel uses the link-color / visited-link-color style properties

19 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK+ 2.17.0 unstable release

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.18.

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.16.x

  • GtkBuilder:
    • Scale marks can now be specified in builder markup
    • GtkAssistant action widgets can be added in builder markup
  • Changes that are relevant for theme authors: GtkEntry now has a ::invisible-char style property that allows themes to set the preferred invisible character
  • Printing: GTK+ supports authentication of users against CUPS servers now.

10 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK+ 2.16.0 stable release

GTK+ 2.16 adds new functionality while maintaining source and binary compatibility with GTK+ 2.14. Highlights of new features and improvements in GTK+ 2.16 are:

Noteworthy new APIs

  • GtkOrientable is a new interface implemented by all widgets that have horizontal and vertical variants
  • GtkActivatable is a new interface that must be implemented by widgets that are used as action proxies

Changes in GtkEntry

  • GtkEntry can show icons at either side of the entry, which can be made clickable, drag sources, etc.
  • GtkEntry can show progress information behind the text.
  • GTK+ picks the best available placeholder character for password entries unless one is explicitly set.
  • GTK+ displays a Caps Lock warning in password entries.
  • Input methods can now be selected per-widget with the “im-module” property.

Changes in GtkScale

  • GtkScale can now display annotated marks for certain values.

Changes in GtkStatusIcon

  • GTK+ uses an extension of the tray icon specification to negotiate RGBA support. This is also supported by the GNOME panel.
  • GtkStatusIcon now supports scroll events, middle clicks and rich tooltips if the platform allows it.

Changes in file chooser

  • The file chooser can optionally show file sizes.
  • Volumes are mounted when necessary.
  • GTK+ remembers the file chooser’s window size across invocations.
  • Non-local uris can be entered in the location entry.

Changes in printing support

  • Page rendering can be deferred to a thread.

Internationalization support

  • Keyboard shortcut handling has been changed, to help with a longstanding complaint about the way in which GTK+ handles multiple keyboard layouts. GTK+ now only uses keys from groups other than the current group if they are not present in the current group.

GDK changes

  • GdkKeymap emits a state-changed signal when the Caps Lock state changes.
  • There is a predefined type for blank cursors, GDK_BLANK_CURSOR.

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the
announcements for the 2.15.x development releases:

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GTK+ 2.15.5 unstable release

Yet another development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.

Changes from GTK+ 2.15.4:

  • GtkAction: Rename gtk_activatable_reset to gtk_activatable_sync_action_properties to make it easier to bind
  • GDK: The DirectFB backend has been restored to basic function
  • GDK: The RANDR support in the X11 backend has been made more robust
  • Changes that are relevant for theme authors: GtkEntry now has a ::progress-border property and use fg/bg[SELECTED] for drawing progress
  • 32 bugs fixed in this release!
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GTK+ 2.15.4 unstable release

This is another development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.15.3

  • GtkAction: More compatibility fixes to make PolicyKit-gnome work
  • GtkFileChooserButton: Don’t emit file-set when the dialog is canceled. But emit it when a file is received via DND
  • GDK: Use Xrandr 1.3 for tracking monitor information, if available
  • 13 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK+ 2.15.3 unstable release

This is the third development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.
8 bugs fixed in this release!

  • General:
    • Keyboard shortcut handling has been changed, to help with a longstanding complaint about the way GTK+ handles multiple layouts. GTK+ now only uses keys from groups other than the current group if they are not present in the current group. Feedback on this change is appreciated.

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GTK+ 2.15.2 unstable release

This is the second development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.
4 bugs fixed in this release!

  • GtkAction:
    • Make toolitems pick up icon names from actions
    • Draw proxies of radio actions properly
    • Make menu proxies of recent actions work
    • Avoid accidental activations when changing actions on proxies
    • Make derived button classes work as proxies
  • Input methods
    • Avoid an assertion due to early use of input methods
  • GtkScale
    • Avoid a segfault in the marker drawing code
  • GtkImageMenuItem
    • Add a property to override the show-menu-images setting

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GTK+ 2.15.1 unstable release

This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.
35 bugs fixed in this release!

  • GtkFileChooser:
    • Remember the file chooser’s size across invocations
    • Handle uris that are entered in the entry
    • Improve autocompletion, in particular for uris
  • GtkEntry:
    • New property “im-module” for selecting input methods per-widget
    • New icon-related API got renamed for consistency
    • Added properties and setters for icon tooltips
  • GtkTextView:
    • New property “im-module” for selecting input methods per-widget
    • New signal “paste-done” to allow better handling of async pasting
  • GtkScale:
    • New api to add annotated marks: gtk_scale_add_mark.
  • GtkAction:
    • Rework the way actions and proxies interact, to make the interaction less ad hoc, more extensible, and better suited for support in GUI builders like glade. To be used as a proxy, a widget must now implement the GtkActivatable interface, and GtkActivatable implementations are responsible for syncing their appearance with the action and for activating the action. All the widgets that are commonly used as proxies implement GtkActivatable now. This is a big change, and it is not unlikely to break some current users of GtkAction, so feedback about problems caused by this is appreciated.
    • Add a “gicon” property to specify the icon with a GIcon
  • GDK:
    • On X11, GDK now caches cursors to avoid cursor theming overhead
    • New cursor type for blank cursors: GDK_BLANK_CURSOR
  • New deprecations:
    • gtk_scale_Button_get_orientation()
    • gtk_scale_button_set_orientation()
    • gtk_action_connect_proxy()
    • gtk_action_disconnect_proxy()
    • gtk_widget_get_action()
    • gtk_action_block_activate_from()
    • gtk_action_unblock_activate_from()
    • direct access to “gtk-action” object data
  • Changes that are relevant for translators:
    • Navigation and Media stock labels have separate message contexts now
    • The caps lock warning string has been changed

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GTK+ 2.14.7 stable release

This is a bug fix release in the 2.14 series.
4 bugs fixed in this release!
Read the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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GTK+ 2.15.0 unstable release

This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.

Overview of changes between 2.14.x and 2.15.0:

  • GtkFileChooser
    • Optionally shows file sizes
    • Mounts volumes when necessary
    • Picks better mime icons
  • GtkEntry
    • Can show icons at either side of the entry, which can be made clickable, drag sources, etc
    • Can show progress information
    • Picks the best available placeholder character for invisible entries unless it is explicitly set. See the invisible-char-set property
    • Input methods work again in invisible entries
    • Invisible entries can optionally display a caps-lock warning. This can be turned off with the caps-lock-warning property
  • GtkStatusIcon
  • GtkLinkButton
    • Respects user-defined tooltips
    • Has a default url hook
  • GtkBuilder
    • Can construct menus
    • Can associate accel groups with windows
    • Child properties can now be translatable, e.g. GtkAssistant::page-title
  • GtkOrientable
    • A new interface implemented by all widgets that have horizontal and vertical variants
    • Printing support
    • Print-to-file can save to non-local files
    • Page rendering can be deferred to a thread to avoid blocking the mainloop
  • GDK
    • GdkKeymap emits a state-changed signal when the Caps Lock state changes
  • Newly deprecated functions:
    • gdk_window_get_toplevels(),
    • gtk_font_selection_dialog_get_apply_button(),
    • gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip(),
    • gtk_toolbar_set_orientation()
  • Changes that are relevant for theme authors
    • The GtkMenu::arrow-placement style property allow more space efficient layout of scrolling menus
    • Submenu arrows can be scaled relative to the font size, with the
    • GtkMenuItem::arrow-scaling style property
    • Themes can set the GtkDialog::content-area-spacing style property to change the spacing between elements of the content area
    • The GtkEntry::state-hint style property can be used to make GTK+ pass the correct state when drawing the background of entries
    • The GtkEntry::prelight style property can be used to suppress prelighting of icons in entries on mouse-over
  • Changes that are relevant for translators
    • GTK+ has been switched to use the two-argument C_() macro instead of Q_() for messages with context

Read the original announcement for more information including bug fixes and download locations.

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