GTK+ 2.6.8 released
Posted on: 06/16/2005 04:52 AM

GTK+ 2.6.8 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.6.8.tar.bz2 md5sum: 535fa4b62d219445b99953f679b5cf8e
gtk+-2.6.8.tar.gz md5sum: 2a2abebef0f511e1f93874bfae8ff790

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+ 2.6.7 to GTK+ 2.6.8
* GtkFileChooser
- Don't select first row in SELECT_FOLDER mode [Christian Neumair]
- Improve autocompletion behaviour; fix CREATE_FOLDER mode [Federico
Mena Quintero]
- Don't stat children of /afs or /net network directories [Federico]
- Fix set_current_name() and unselect_all() in the light of
asynchronous selections [Federico]
- GtkFileChooserButton fixes [David A. Knight]
- Miscellaneous fixes [Federico, Sven Neumann, Kjartan Maraas]
* GtkIconView
- Many fixes for scrolling and selection handling [Mathias Hasselmann]
* GtkTreeView
- Fix insensitive appearance [Billy Biggs, Matthias Clasen]
* GtkEntry
- Don't blink the cursor if the entry is not editable [Nikos
* GtkTextView
- Optimize cursor blinking [Michael Natterer]
- Don't blink the cursor if the entry is not editable [Nikos]
* GtkAlignment
- Flip padding in RTL mode [Maciej Katafiasz]
* Fix a bug in focus tracking that lead to problems between some
window managers and GTK+ applications. [Owen Taylor, Billy Biggs,
Niko Tyni]
* gtk-demo
- Add demos for 2.6 features [Matthias]
* Win32 changes
- Initialize gettext before use [Robert Ögren, Daniel Atallah,
Kevin Stange]
- Fix DND on multi-monitor systems [Tor Lillqvist]
- Improve handling of special and dead keys [Tor, Ivan Wong Yat Cheung]
- Improve rendering of insensitive icons [Tim Evans]
- Support RGBA cursors [Tim]
- Bug fixes [Ivan, Hans Breuer, Tor, Daniel]
* Other bug fixes [Federico, Sven Neumann, Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy,
Philip Langdale, Stephen Kennedy, Michael, Pattrick Fimml,
Felix Riemann, David A. Knight, Hazael Maldonado Torres,
Mikael Hallendal, Ian Wienand, Tommi Komulainen, Ismael Juma,
Leonard Michlmayr, Matthias, Gary Kramlich, Peter Wainwright,
Dom Lachowicz, Kjartan Maraas, Victor Osadci, Olaf Vitters,
Morten Welinder, Alexander Hunziker, Elijah Newren, Frederic
Crozat, Joerg Sonnenberger, John Ehresman]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Masao Mutoh, Maciej,
Richard Hult, Ghorban M. Tavakoly]
* New and updated translations (cs,cy,da,de,en_GB,et,eu,fr,gu,hu,id,

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,301017,301228,170948,301798,301740,301009,300909,300913,300982,300995,301299,302163,301651,302240,302525,302494,301068,302283,303389,303572,169390,304089,303940,303987,304171,168333,171378,304547,304584,161520,169821,304234,304565,142444,165723,172383,304844,173047,305511,305535,143537,305986,306101,305832,306754,304914,306393,169364,162358,302404,306394,304924,304164,301115,303403,303473,304808,301017,304844,306754,307490,307640,303987,302087,307281,307190,307490

16 June 2005

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