This week in GTK+ – 32

In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 106 commits, with 7340 lines added and 12138 lines removed.

Planning and status
  • Matthias Clasen released GTK+ 3.89.3
  • The GTK+ road map is available on the wiki.
Notable changes

On the master branch:

  • Benjamin Otte simplified the clipping shaders for the Vulkan renderers
  • Benjamin also removed the “assume numbers without dimensions are pixels” fallback code from the CSS parser
  • Daniel Boles landed various fixes to the GtkMenuGtkComboBox and GtkScale widgets
  • Daniel also simplified the internals of GtkComboBox and moved most of its internal widgets to GtkBuilder UI files
  • Matthias Clasen removed command line argument handling from the GTK+ initialization functions; gtk_init() now takes no arguments. Additionally, gdk_init() has been removed, as GDK ceased to be a separate shared library. The recommended way to write GTK+ applications remains using GtkApplication, which handles library initialization and the main loop
  • Timm Bäder merged his branch that makes GtkWidget visible by default, except for the GtkWindow and GtkPopover classes; Timm also removed gtk_widget_show_all() from the API, as it’s not useful any more
  • Timm modified GtkShortcutsShortcut, GtkFileChooserButton, and GtkFontButton to inherit directly from GtkWidget, taking advantage of the new scene graph API inside the base GtkWidget class

On the gtk-3-22 stable branch:

  • Ruslan Izhbulatov fixed the Windows backend for GDK to ensure that it works with remote displays
Bugs fixed
  • 777527 GDK W32: Invisible drop-down menus in GTK apps when working via RDP
  • 770112 The documented <alt>left shortcut doesn’t work on Wayland
  • 776225 [wayland] dropdown placed somewhere in the screen
  • 777363 [PATCH] wayland: avoid an unnecessary g_list_length call
Getting involved

Interested in working on GTK+? Look at the list of bugs for newcomers and join the IRC channel #gtk+ on

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