GTK+ 2.7.4 released
Posted on: 07/22/2005 04:15 PM

GTK+ 2.7.4 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.7.4.tar.bz2 md5sum: 1a121264a4ba2e208c025d9eb0515d41
gtk+-2.7.4.tar.gz md5sum: 0bd5dfa7334a20bb0efdd582704f84b6

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


* This is unstable development release. There are certainly
plenty of bugs remaining to be found. This release should
not be used in production.

* Installing this version will overwrite your existing
copy of GTK+ 2.6. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall GTK+ 2.6.8.

* 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.

* Remaining issues for GTK+ 2.8 can be found with following
bugzilla query:

* 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+ 2.7.3 to GTK+ 2.7.4
* Make svg icon themes work better [Matthias]
* GtkPlug/GtkSocket: Make these cross-platform
and implement them for Win32 [Tor]
* Make font rendering xsettings work with pangocairo [Owen]
* Fix sporadic segfaults in the GtkTreeModelSort [James
Bramford, Markku Vire, Kristian Rietveld]
* Improve gdk-pixbuf's ability to recognize
svg images. [William Jon McCann]
* Win32
- Build fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
- Fix clipping issues [Robert Ögren]
- Bug fixes [Peter Zelezny]
* Other bug fixes [Christian Persch, Arkady L. Shane,
Matthias, Tommi Komulainen, Alexander Larsson, Owen,
Thomas Vander Stichele, Robert Ögren]
* Documentation improvements [Steve Chaplin, Matthias,
Federico Mena Quintero]
* New and updated translations (en_CA,fr,hy,lt,nl,sk,th,zh_CN)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,310765,310543,309823,310323,309211,168351,310172,136347,311079,58541,311175,300089,311141,311011

22 July, 2005

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