GTK+ 2.13.1 unstable release

GTK+ 2.13.1 is now available for download. This is the second development release leading up to GTK+ 2.14.

gtk+-2.13.1.tar.bz2 md5sum: 16f57400a352aadda4b19f95aed14d0c
gtk+-2.13.1.tar.gz md5sum: 19875a16e2b1db06ac4d0e9744f0c3a4

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.13.0 to 2.13.1

    Add GtkMountOperation, a subclass of GMountOperation that can show password dialogs when mounting volumes
  • Add GDI+-based pixbuf loaders for bmp, emf, gif, ico, jpeg, tiff, wmf
  • Add support for pixmap redirection, new api includes the gtk_widget_get_snapshot() function and the GtkWidget::damage-event signal and the lower-level gdk_window_redirect_to_drawable() and gdk_window_remove_redirection() functions
  • Add gtk_show_uri(), a replacement for gnome_vfs_url_show() and gnome_url_show()
  • Add a “changed” signal to GtkCellRendererCombo
  • Sync keysyms and compose sequences with recent X.org
    • GtkBuilder

    • – supports custom stock icons
    • – supports Pango attributes in labels
    • GtkRecentManager

    • – uses GIO to monitor .recently-used.xbel
    • – limits the growth of .recently-used.xbel with a gtk-recent-files-max-age setting
  • Filechooser autocompletion has been reworked
  • The cups print backend displays printer status information
  • On OS X, accelerators are displayed using Unicode characters, matching the native behaviour
  • GtkIconTheme and GtkImage support GIcon
  • Bugs fixed: too many to list here. For the complete list, go to
  • New Blog for the GTK+ project!

    Since updating gtk.org I have had a number of comments and one in particular asked for an RSS they could follow with information and news about GTK+. So, this blog has been set up to do just that.

    If there is anyone here that wishes to be added to be able to blog about new and cool things in GTK+, let me know, and I will add you. So far it is just me and soon to be andreas.