GTK+ 2.7.5 released
Posted on: 08/03/2005 04:10 PM

GTK+ 2.7.5 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.7.5.tar.bz2 md5sum: dbadc6e9272ed64fd321194089cc52cd
gtk+-2.7.5.tar.gz md5sum: dd0333bfd597c3afd0f53e9cf0b8cc44

This is the sixth development release loading up to GTK+ 2.8.


* We consider this release to be a release candidate for
2.8.0. Please test it and report an problems.

* Installing this version will overwrite your existing
copy of GTK+ 2.6. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall GTK+ 2.6.9.

* GTK+ 2.8 will be source and binary compatible with the GTK+
2.6.x series. The new API additions in GTK+ 2.7.x are
finalized at this point, and GTK+ 2.7.x should be considered
API frozen. Unless serious issues with the new APIs come up,
there will be no API changes between this release and the
2.8.0 release.

* Bugs should be reported to

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
found at:

An installation guide for GTK+ 2.x is found at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.7.4 to GTK+ 2.7.5
* Rename the default theme to "Raleigh" [Thomas Wood]
* Add a permformance testing framework [Federico Mena Quintero]
* Catch format errors in translations. This may cause
"make check" to fail when using older versions
of gettext [Matthias]
* Win32
- Implement the urgency hint [Tor Lillqvist]
- Update ms-windows theme [Dom Lachowicz]
- Improve tablet handling [Robert Ögren]
- Bug fixes [Kazuki Iwamoto, Tor Lillqvist, Tim Evans,
J. Ali Harlow, Hans Breuer]
* Other bug fixes [Callum McKenzie, Matthias, Kjartan Maraas,
Elijah Newren, Morten Welinder, Owen Taylor, Johan Dahlin,
Peter Zelezny, Dan Winship, Damien Carbery, Alex Graveley,
Mike Morrison, David Odin]
* Documentation improvements [Fabrice Bauzac, Claudio Saavedra,
Federico Mena Quintero]
* New and updated translation (ar,bg,cs,de,fi,gu,ja,nb,nl,no,

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,311398,311225,307283,311630,311633,311653,308145,311677,167000,169508,131977,107320,311972,301612, 309423,311933,311612,168326,311803,311839,312173,312256,312254

3 August, 2005

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