GTK+ 2.8.1 released
Posted on: 08/24/2005 09:14 AM

GTK+ 2.8.1 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.8.1.tar.bz2 md5sum: 62ffb0e555dcc4eee3eba5e3214897e3
gtk+-2.8.1.tar.gz md5sum: 12fb5ade5ad0735bbf9e6aa4a0547de0

This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible with 2.8.0.

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 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+ 2.8 is found at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.8.0 to GTK+ 2.8.1
* gtk-update-icon-cache no longer stores copies of symlinked
icons, and it has a --index-only option to omit image data
from the cache [Matthias]
* Make large GtkSizeGroups more efficient [Michael Natterer]
* Improve positioning of menus in GtkToolbar [Christian Persch,
Paolo Borelli]
* Make scrolling work on unrealized icon views [Jonathan Blandford]
* Avoid unnecessary redraws on range widgets [Benjamin Berg]
* Make sure that all GTK+ applications reload icon themes
promptly. [Chris Lahey]
* Ensure that gdk_pango_get_context() and gtk_widget_get_pango_context()
use the same font options and dpi value [Michael Reinsch, Owen]
* Multiple memory leak fixes [Kjartan Maraas, Matthias]
* Other bug fixes [Owen, Allin Cottrell, Tor Lillqvist, Jonathan
Blandford, Christian Persch, Jonas Bonn, Brett Atoms, Guillaume
Cottenceau, Sebastien Bacher, Robin Green, Benoit Carpentier,
Hans Breuer, Kjartan Maraas, Manish Singh, Robert Jeff Mitchell,
Markku Vire, Kristian Rietveld, Tommi Komulainen]
* Documentation improvements [Olexiy Avramchenko, Matthias]
* Updated translations (es,et,hu,ko,lt,ro,uk)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,313475,311618,312937,153870,312796,312918,313417,313759,313852,313862,313867,313891,313900,313953,313344,313991,312798,314081,314062,314170,313156,314262,312350,314004,314335,312674,313818,313595

Matthias Clasen
August 24, 2005

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