GTK+ 2.6.3 released
Posted on: 02/28/2005 11:45 AM

GTK+ 2.6.3 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.6.3.tar.bz2 md5sum: 51f3eb7eade2cc39664641de155843ed
gtk+-2.6.3.tar.gz md5sum: 57958c6e14e9c7131b1c5e4029622361

This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible with 2.6.0.

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 pdevelopers, 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 found at:

An installation guide for GTK+ 2.6 is found at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.6.2 to GTK+ 2.6.3
* GtkAction
- Improve the handling of buttons as action
proxys [Milosz Derezynski]
* gtk_window_present(): Use the timestamp of the last
user interaction when focusing the window. [Elijah Newren]
* Icon theme
- Avoid scaling icons in the file chooser [Vincent Noel]
- Make icon theme caching work on ppc64 [Manish Singh]
* Win32
- Bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
- Improve tablet handling [Robert Ögren]
* Other bug fixes [Rodney Dawes, Tommi Komulainen,
Christian Persch, Manish Singh, Billy Biggs, Ben Maurer,
Jorn Baayen, Jonathan Blandford, Murray Cumming,
Olivier Sessink, Matthias, Gustavo Carneiro, Morten
Welinder, Samuel Hym, Doug Morgan, Ivan Wong, Paul
Cornett, Sven Neumann, Vincent Untz]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Torsten Schoenfeld]
* New and improved translations

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at

February 28, 2005

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