|From:||Matthias Clasen <mclasen-AT-redhat.com>|
|To:||gnome-announce-list-AT-gnome.org, gtk-devel-list-AT-gnome.org, gtk-app-devel-list-AT-gnome.org, gtk-list-AT-gnome.org|
|Subject:||GTK+ 3.4.0 released|
|Date:||Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:39:02 -0400|
GTK+ 3.4.0 is now available for download at: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.4/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.4/ sha256 sum: 00af8be8bc60355e08a8f57e3e7503c916cec5cd5c6acb3eaedb01330b81f3e0 gtk +-3.4.0.tar.xz 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 suites. 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. GTK+ is the only 100% free-of-cost open source industrial-strength GUI toolkit available today. Since its origins as the toolkit for the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), GTK+ has been used in a wide range of software. Notably, GTK+ is the foundation of the GNOME desktop. What's new in 3.4 ================= Major new features include: * Menu support in GtkApplication * A new color chooser * Add support for touch devices - New device types GDK_SOURCE_TOUCHSCREEN and GDK_SOURCE_TOUCHPAD for direct and indirect touch devices - New event GdkEventTouch and GDK_TOUCH_MASK - New signal GtkWidget::touch-event * Add support for smooth scrolling - Scroll events can contain scroll deltas, obtainable via gdk_event_get_scroll_deltas() - Scroll direction for such events is GDK_SCROLL_SMOOTH - To receive scroll events, widgets must now set either GDK_SCROLL_MASK or GDK_SMOOTH_SCROLL_MASK * GtkScrolledWindow will do kinetic scrolling with touch devices Platform support: * OS X support has been improved in many aspects: - Better keyboard handling (use 'Command' and 'Option' as modifiers) - Menu support in GtkApplication - Handle recursive CFRunLoops * This is the first version of GTK+ 3 that works well on Windows. Official builds of GTK+ 3.4.0 for Windows are expected in the near future * The Wayland backend has been updated to the current Wayland API, and the backend is much more complete now, with support for resize grips, grabs, geometry and window type hints, clipboard and selection support, etc. * The Broadway backend has been updated to support V7+ websockets. Other improvements: * Spin buttons have received a new look * Accessibility: the treeview accessible support has been rewritten and works much better now * Theming - More complete CSS support ('transparent' as color, 'background-clip', 'background-origin', 'background-size' CSS properties, linear-gradient syntax) - Support percentages, angles and other units in CSS - Better notebook tab rendering - Rounded corners for tooltips - Unfocused windows can be themed differently For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the NEWS file that is included in the tarball, or see: http://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/plain/NEWS?id=3.4.0 For concerns about porting from older GLib release, see the README file that is included in the tarball, or see: http://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/plain/README.in?id=3.4.0 Where to get more information about GTK+ ======================================== Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be found at: http://www.gtk.org/ An installation guide for GTK+ is found at: http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk3/stable/gtk-building.html Common questions: http://library.gnome.org/devel/gtk3/stable/gtk-question-i... Contributing ============ 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 project tasks: http://live.gnome.org/GtkTasks Thanks to the many people who contributed to this release in the form of bug reports, patches and translations. Special thanks to Carlos Garnacho for his work on multitouch and to Ryan Lortie for his GtkApplication work. March 26, 2012 Matthias Clasen
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