GLib 2.21.2 unstable release

This is the a development release leading up to GLib 2.22.

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.21.1

  • GIO:

    • g_socket_speaks_ipv4 is a new function to check if a socket can speak IPv4.
    • g_socket_listener_add_address gained a new effective_address out parameter.
    • GIO now returns special icons for XDG user directories, by the name folder-music, folder-documents, etc.
    • GIO gained support for starting/stopping of drives, which can be used in connection with external hard disk enclosures, disk arrays, iSCSI devices, etc. See g_file_start/stop_mountable.
  • GLib:

    • g_reload_user_special_dirs_cache is a new function to force GLib to reload the XDG user directory mapping from disk.

22 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK+ 2.16.2 stable release

This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series.

16 bugs fixed in this release!

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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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GLib 2.20.3 stable release

This is a bug fix release in the 2.20 series.

5 bugs fixed in this release!

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GLib 2.20.2 stable release

This is a bug fix release in the 2.20 series.

2 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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GLib 2.21.0 unstable release

This is the first development release leading up to GLib 2.22.

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.20.x

  • GIO
    • New helper functions g_cancellable_connect/disconnect to avoid race conditions when connecting to the “cancelled” signal on GCancellable.
    • New types and methods for dealing with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (and UNIX domain socket addresses under UNIX). This does not include code for actual socket I/O.
    • GResolver provides asynchronous and cancellable APIs for resolving hostnames, reverse lookup of IP addresses and resolving SRV records.
  • Glib now provides hash and comparison functions for int64 and double types, suitable for use with GHashTable.
  • GArray, GPtrArray and GByteArray can be ref counted now, and have boxed types.

14 bugs fixed in this release!

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GLib 2.20.1 stable release

This is a bug fix release in the 2.20 series.
8 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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GLib 2.20 stable release

GLib 2.20 is a stable release adding an incremental improvement in functionality over GLib 2.18 while maintaining binary and source compatibility.

Major new features include:

  • Optimizations of GHashTable and GMarkup
  • Support for in-place decoding of base64 strings
  • When launching applications, always pass fuse file:// uris whe possible, and let gio convert such uris back to gio uris. This can be turned off using the X-GIO-NoFuse desktop file key.
  • GIO has a concept of ‘shadowed’ mounts

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the announcements of the 2.19.x development releases:

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