GTK+ 2.6.9 released
Posted on: 08/01/2005 04:32 PM

GTK+ 2.6.9 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.6.9.tar.bz2 md5sum: 26c3a0bea55353eed63348fb7be4153a
gtk+-2.6.9.tar.gz md5sum: 4b4db434be2c30f7af0e9a9e4262068d

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+ 2.6.8 to GTK+ 2.6.9
* GtkFileChooser
- Don't leave a "trail" when then current folder
is explicitly set [Jonathan Blandford]
- Accept file drops on the file list [Sven Neumann]
* Accept GTK+ 2.8 .gtk-bookmarks files [Matthias]
* Make paragraph up/down keynav in GtkTextView
symmetric [Behnam Esfahbod]
* Win32
- Bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, Kazuki Iwamoto, Peter
Zelezny, Tim Evans, Hans Breuer]
- Improve and simply line segment rendering [Tor]
- Fix handling of Aiptek tablets [Robert Ögren]
* Other bug fixes [Billy Biggs, Vincent Noel,
Georg Schwarz, Markku Vire, Dan Winship, Morten
Welinder, Matthias, Euan MacGregor, David Saxton,
Padraig Brady, Paul Cornett, Mark McLoughlin,
Hans Oesterholt, Arkady L. Shane, Tommi Komulainen,
Peter S. Mazinger, Dan Winship, Peter Zelezny,
Alex Graveley]
* Documentation improvements [Steve Chaplin, Matthias]
* New and updated translations (cs,cy,da,de,en_CA,es,et,

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,308076,308449,171490,308677,308573,166601,306396,308413,307055,309054,309222,309280,309462,309238,157787,145121,162979,167004,310221,310323,309211,168351,308717,311079,311677,167000,169508,131977,311612,311933,312173

1 August 2005

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