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!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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.

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.

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!

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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:

See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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!
    See the original announcement for more info and downloads.

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!

    Read the original announcement for more info and downloads.