GTK+ 2.17.8 unstable release

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

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.7

  • Client-side windows
    • – various fixes to expose handlings
    • fix memory leaks
  • Minor API additions

    • New setter as part of the GSEAL effort: gtk_widget_set_allocation

11 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK 2.17.6 unstable release

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

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.5

  • Client-side windows:
    • Several optimizations, such as client-side tracking of viewable windows
    • Clipping for drawing pixbufs on windows has been fixed
    • Rendering to large subwindows has been fixed
  • Changes that are relevant for translators:
    • Markup has been removed from several strings

12 bugs fixed in this release!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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GTK+ 2.17.5 unstable release

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

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.4

  • Client-side windows: Quite a few fixes have happened for the win32 and directfb backends
  • GSEAL: Accessors have been added for sealed members in GtkCellRenderer and GtkWidget
  • Changes that are relevant for distributors: The jpeg2000 pixbuf loader is now optional. Pass –with-libjasper to configure to build it

13 bugs fixed in this release!

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GLib 2.21.4 unstable release

This is a development release leading up to GLib 2.22.

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.21.3

  • GTree is now refcounted

2 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK+ 2.17.4 unstable release

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

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.3

  • GtkEntry now has model-view separation, with GtkEntryBuffer. One intended use case for this is to support ‘secure memory’ for password entries.
  • The print dialog can now optionally include the page setup controls, avoiding the need for a separate page setup dialog in many applications.
  • Coloring of visited links in GtkLabel can now be turned off, with the ::track-visited-links property.
  • Support for clipmasks in gdk_draw_pixbuf now works, this will introduce visual changes in code that uses clipmasks when drawing pixbufs. However, since this never worked that is unlikely to happen. Old code using gdk_pixbuf_render_threshold_alpha masks when rendering pixbufs will now produce truncated results at the edges.
  • A number of regressions from the client-side window merge have been fixed.

4 bugs fixed in this release!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

GTK+ 2.17.3 unstable release

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

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.2

  • GtkFileChooser: Shows the size column by default now
  • GtkStatusIcon: Has a title property, which can be used by ATs when they read status icons
  • GtkInfoBar:
    • The default theme now includes color definitions for infobars
    • The ::use-tooltip-style style property has been removed
  • GtkMountOperation now supports interaction during unmount operations.
  • The client-side windows branch has been merged; GDK now maintains its own window hierarchy client-side, and only uses X windows where unavoidable. Some of the benefits of this change are
    • Reduced flicker
    • The ability to do transformed and animated rendering of widgets
    • Easier embedding of GTK+ widgets e.g. into Clutter scene graphs

    This is a fundamental change to the way GDK works, so watch out for regressions.

12 bugs fixed in this release!

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GTK+ 2.17.2 unstable release

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

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.17.1

  • GtkInfoBar: A new widget to show a transient ‘message area’ inside a content pane. The API is similar to GtkDialog and supports theming for different message types (warnings, errors, etc)
  • GtkFileChooser:

    • Improve path bar by ellipsizing long names and preventing vertical size changes
    • Backup files are now hidden by default
    • GTK+ remembers the file chooser sorting state now
  • GtkButtonBox: Implements the GtkOrientable interface now.
  • Printing: GTK+ supports printing an application-defined ‘selection’ now, in addition to usual page ranges.
  • Changes that are relevant for theme authors:

    • The new GtkInfoBar widget uses symbolic colors for theming its background color depending on the message type. By default, it uses the same background color as tooltips. This can be turned off with style property.
    • The GTK+ file chooser (as well as nautilus and other users of GIO icon information) can now show different icons for xdg user dirs. The icon names are folder-documents, folder-download, folder-music, folder-pictures, folder-publicshare, folder-templates, folder-videos, with an automatic fallback to the standard folder icon.

27 bugs fixed in this release!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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+ 2.17.1 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!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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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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