|| ||Matthias Clasen <mclasen-AT-redhat.com> |
|| ||gnome-announce-list-AT-gnome.org, gtk-devel-list-AT-gnome.org,
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|| ||GTK+ 2.99.0 announced |
|| ||Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:57:14 -0500|
|| ||Article, Thread
GTK+ 2.99.0 is now available for download at:
This is a beta release of what will become GTK+ 3.0.
* GTK+ 3 will be parallel installable with GTK+ 2.x, and
this release has been prepared to test this by renaming
all .pc files, libraries, include paths, and so forth,
to include a '3.0' component.
An exception to this are the gtk-update-icon-cache and
gtk-builder-convert utilities, for which parallel installation
would make little sense.
* GTK+ 3 will remove deprecated API from the GTK+ 2.x series and
make struct members unavailable that have been GSEALed in 2.x.
Therefore, applications can be prepared for porting to GTK+ 3
by making sure that they build with -DGTK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED
For more information about porting concerns,
see the porting guide that is included in the API doc.
The removal of GSEALEd struct members has been completed in
this release. A handful of 2.x deprecations still need to be
dealt with; the majority of deprecations in this release
are new in 3.0, and will not be removed before GTK+ 4.0.
* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
What is GTK+
GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user
interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for
projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application
GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of
languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and
Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides
an effective method of rapid application development.
GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the
licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all
developers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties.
Where to get more information about GTK+
Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
An installation guide for GTK+ is found at:
A porting guide from GTK+ 2.x to GTK+ 3:
(note that the links in this section may not work until tomorrow)
GTK+ is a large project and relies on voluntary contributions.
We are actively searching for new contributors in various areas
and invite everyone to help project development.
If you are willing to participate, please subscribe to the project
mailing lists to offer your help and read over our list of vacant
Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.91.7 to 2.99.0
* Deprecations and removals:
- Long-obsolete linuxfb-related GtkWindow APIs have been dropped
- All remaining G_SEALed struct members have been removed
- GtkThemeEngine has been removed
- gdk_display_get_window_at_device_position() has been renamed to
- gdk_display_get_device_state() has been renamed to
- gdk_device_set_source() has been dropped
- gdk_set_pointer_hooks(), gdk_display_set_pointer_hooks() and
gdk_display_set_device_hooks() have been removed
- The deprecated GtkNotebook:tab-pack child property has been removed
- The deprecated gtk_quit_add() functions have been removed
- The GtkRange update-policy facility has been removed
* The gtk-update-icon-cache and gtk-builder-convert utilities have
been renamed back to their un-suffixed names. Distributions will
have to resolve the conflict between GTK+ 2.x and 3.0 packages
by dropping one set of the utilities and adding a dependency.
* It is now possible to include multiple GDK backends in a single
library. The --with-gdk-backend option has been split into separate
* The GDK Quartz backend has been ported to the new GDK backend API
* A number of widgets have been ported to use GtkStyleContext directly:
GtkAccelLabel, GtkArrow, GtkSeparator, GtkSpinButton,
GtkMessageDialog, GtkFrame, GtkEventBox, GtkScrolledWindow,
GtkProgressBar, GtkEntry, GtkFileChooserEntry, GtkSwitch,
GtkHandleBox, GtkToolbar, GtkFixed, GtkToolPalette, GtkAboutDialog,
GtkAssistant, GtkTrayIcon, GtkPaned, GtkToolButton, GtkSocket,
GtkRecentChooser, GtkTooltip, GtkPathBar, GtkWin32EmbedWidget,
GtkCellView, GtkDialog, GtkDrawingArea, GtkPlug, GtkEntryCompletion,
GtkFileChooserButton, GtkFileChooser, GtkHandleBox, GtkLinkButton,
* Various problems with width-for-height geometry management have been
fixed in GtkAlignment, GtkCheckButton, GtkBin
* The GtkComboBox, GtkIconView and GtkCellView widgets have been ported
to use GtkCellArea for their cell layouts
* The cups print backend can now send print jobs directly in PDF if
cups supports it
* GtkNumerableIcon is a variant of GEmblemedIcon for using numbers
* Bugs fixed:
144324 Leaking dnd contexts with XDnD
165987 unsets DESKTOP_STARTUP_ID
307963 GtkSpinButton clamps value with the wrong maximum.
321958 gtk.Calendar Notes should also say the format of year
533745 Segfault on gdk.DragContext.drag_get_selection()
553404 Out-of-date comment in gtk_text_view_add_child_in_window()
559503 Description should mention gregorian
560177 Applications should send print jobs to CUPS in PDF format...
562182 gtk_init() docs inaccurate
599130 Ending a drag using space or enter doesn't always cause a...
617312 Move documentation to inline comments: GtkDialog
617315 Move documentation to inline comments: GtkDrawingArea
617322 Move documentation to inline comments: GtkEntryCompletion
617327 Move documentation to inline comments: GtkExpander
617471 Migrate API docs from templates to source files...
621720 Use $(AM_V_GEN) to silent the build a bit.
622125 Note that gtk_show_uri needs gvfs to spawn URLs
629955 Deprecate/remove gtk_main and gtk_init_add/remove* API
633795 gdk_event_get_state wrongly extracts GDK_PROPERTY_NOTIFY...
634711 Xlib warning when RANDR is missing
635299 add gtk_selection_data_get_data_with_length API...
637691 Eating events breaks proxied DND
637721 gtk 2.91.6 issue with gtkcellrendererprogress
637736 [GtkAboutDialog] Newlines are ignored in translator-credits
637763 [GtkAboutDialog] no longer display contact link
637834 gtk_widget_verify_invariants: relax toplevel checks
637849 Shell segfaults when unicode characters after U+00FF...
637895 gdk_pointer_grab() deprecated comment is not helpful enough
637907 gtkwindow.h includes a private header
637910 GtkSpinner - does not animate
637958 print dialog doesn't fit on netbook screen size
637974 Gtk+ 2.91.7 build of introspection fails
638179 in draw signal handle call gtk_style_context_add_provider...
638193 GtkSpinButton documentation out of date
638231 GtkSwitch states translation
638386 gdk_x11_display_init_input careless
638580 'application' window's property released too late
638608 gtkenums: add GTK_STATE_FLAG_NORMAL = 0
* Updated translations:
Contributors to this release:
Tristan Van Berkom
Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
Nguy?n Thái Ng?c Duy
Carlos Garcia Campos
Diego Escalante Urrelo
Emilio Pozuelo Monfort
January 6, 2011
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