This is a bug fix release in the 2.18 series.
12 bugs fixed in this release!
Read the original announcement for more info and downloads.
GTK+ 2.14 adds new functionality while maintaining source and binary compatibility with GTK+ 2.12.
New widgets and objects
Noteworthy new APIs
Changes in the file chooser
The file chooser uses GIO directly, loadable backends are no longer supported. Autocompletion in the file chooser entry has been improved.
Changes in printing support
The print dialog displays printer status information.
Support for rearranging pages when printing multiple pages per sheet has been added to the cups backend.
The gail module is shipped with GTK+, GtkBuilder supports accessibility attributes and GtkStatusIcon supports keyboard navigation.
The compose sequences understood by GTK+’s builtin input method have been synchronized with recent X.org compose sequences, adding a large number of new sequences.
GTK+ no longer uses translations when an application is not translated to the current locale.
GDK uses Xrandr instead of Xinerama to provide more (and dynamic) monitor information. Font configuration changes are now picked up at runtime, without an application restart.
For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the announcements for the 2.13.x development releases:
About 900 bugs were fixed between 2.12 and 2.14.
See the original announcement for more info and downloads.
GTK+ 2.14 will be released in a few days. This seems like a good time to send out an update on the GTK+ 3 plans.
Once the 2.14 release has happened, we will branch off a 2.90 branch.
Development towards 2.16 will proceed on trunk, in parallel to the 2.90 development.
The goal is to have a 2.16 release by next summer (traditionally targeting Guadec). The following features are already under development and will likely land in 2.16:
The 2.90 release will be feature-wise equivalent to 2.16, with structure contents being completely sealed and deprecated 2.x interfaces removed. 2.90 will be installable in parallel with 2.16.
After the 2.16/2.90 releases, GTK+ 2.x will continue to be supported by bug-fix releases on the 2.16 branch, while the 2.90 branch will move ahead with new feature development, leading to a GTK+ 3 release further down the road.
This is the seventh development release leading up to GTK+ 2.14.
Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.13.5
30 bugs fixed in this release!
This is the sixth development release leading up to GTK+ 2.14.
Changes from GTK+ 2.13.4 to 2.13.5
– Use GIO for mime type sniffing when possible
– Handle paused printers and printers that don’t accept jobs
– Support building parts of the XML tree with the new functions
29 bugs fixed in this release!