GTK+ 2.14.1 stable release

GTK+ 2.14 adds new functionality while maintaining source and binary compatibility with GTK+ 2.12.

New widgets and objects

  • GdkAppLaunchContext, provides startup notification with g_app_info_launch()
  • GtkMountOperation, can ask for passwords when mounting volumes with g_volume_mount()
  • GtkToolShell, an interface for containers of GtkToolItems

Noteworthy new APIs

  • gtk_show_uri(), a replacement for gnome_vfs_url_show() and gnome_url_show()
  • gtk_widget_get_snapshot(), using pixmap redirection to render snapshots of widgets

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.

Accessibility support

The gail module is shipped with GTK+, GtkBuilder supports accessibility attributes and GtkStatusIcon supports keyboard navigation.

Internationalization support

The compose sequences understood by GTK+’s builtin input method have been synchronized with recent 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-pixbuf changes

  • Support loading OS X icns format
  • Support loading JPEG 2000 images
  • Support loading and saving to GIO streams
  • Use GIO for mime information

GDK changes
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.

GLib 2.18.0 stable release

GLib 2.18 is a stable release adding an incremental improvement in functionality over GLib 2.16 while maintaining binary and source compatibility.

md5sum: 06e5afe4ce055085dc5fd9fdab527bf7

md5sum: e55609e7a08755b40d234090f5dfd530

Major new features include:

  • Unicode 5.1 support
  • Support for the latest version of the shared-mime specification, including icons for mime types and content types for volumes
  • Improved internationalization support with g_dgettext(), g_dngettext() and NC_()
  • Support for “subparsers” in GMarkup
  • Support for emblems on icons
  • GIO supports HTTP URIs on Windows

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the announcements of the 2.17.x development releases:

Pango 1.20.0 stable release

This is a stable release providing new functionality as compared to Pango-1.18, while maintaining source and binary compatibility.
The most notable new feature in this release is the addition of the pango_layout_set_height() API. See the NEWS file for an extensive list of improvements.
pango-1.20.0.tar.bz2 md5: f0959c4b9b058ba9e4d13fc9086b7e7d
pango-1.20.0.tar.gz md5: ade9bf7e089c09e38c58f91fe084835d

More info on Pango can be found on

GLib 2.16.3 stable release

GLib 2.16.3 is now available for download at:

glib-2.16.3.tar.bz2 md5sum: 195f9a803cc5279dbb39afdf985f44cb
glib-2.16.3.tar.gz md5sum: 4ced916dbd8bf69e897e08d662431dda

This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series.

Bug fixes:

  • GNOME bug #524314 g_convert() on Win32 implicitly converts full width alpha…
  • GNOME bug #448943 g_timeout_add_seconds() problems
  • GNOME bug #525972 UCS-4 not in the new win_iconv implementation
  • GNOME bug #526619 make test-report crash
  • GNOME bug #491554 Update to Unicode 5.1.0
  • GNOME bug #525866 the user directory should not be considered as a mount…
  • GNOME bug #526796 Wrong order of arguments in g_file_copy’s fallback

More information about GLib can be found on

An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
be found here