gtkmm and glibmm 2.8
Posted on: 09/08/2005 05:22 AM

gtkmm and glibmm 2.8 are now available

gtkmm 2.8 wraps new API in GTK+ 2.8, and is API/ABI-compatibile with gtkmm 2.6 and gtkmm 2.4. It is a version of the gtkmm-2.4 API.

gtkmm stays in-sync with GTK+ by following the official GNOME release schedule:

Bindings for the rest of the GNOME Platform are also available, and are also API-stable.

*** Changes

gtkmm 2.8:

API additions since 2.6:

* AboutDialog: Added set/get_wrap_license() and property.
* CellRenderer: Added "sensitive" property.
* ComboBoxText, ComboBoxEntryText:
- Deprecated clear() in favour of new clear_items() method,
because clear() exists in the base CellLayout class and is
very different.
- Added remove_text() to remove items one at a time.
* Dialog: Added get_response_for_widget().
* EntryCompletion: Added properties, get/set_popup_set_width(),
* FileChooser: Added get/set_do_overwrite_confirmation(
* Iconview: Added get_item_at_pos(), get_visible_range(), get/set_cursor(),
* TreeRowReference: Added get_model().
* TreeView:
- Added unset_model().
- Added const versions of get_path_at_pos(),
get_cell_area(), get_background_area(), get_visible_rect(),
widget_to_tree_coords(), tree_to_widget_coords().
- Added get_visible_range().
* TreeView::Column: Added queue_resize().
* Sizegroup: Added ignore_hidden property.
* Stock: Added FULLSCREEN, LEAVE_FULLSCREEN, and INFO stock items.
* Widget: Added drag_source_set_icon(const Glib::ustring icon_name).
* Window:
- Added urgency_hint property, and get/set_urgency_hint().
Added present(timestamp) overload.

* Colormap: Deprecated alloc_colors() and free_colors().
Add free_color() for use with alloc_color().
* Cursor: Added get_image() and a Cursor(name) constructor.
* DragContext:Added set_icon(const Glib::ustring name).
* Pixbuf: Added a save_to_buffer() overload without the options
* Window: Added move_region().

(Murray Cumming, Jonathon (Jongsma), Ishmal, Daniel Glckner, Alexander Nedotsukov, Philip Langdale, The Written Word)

glibmm 2.8:

API additions since glibmm 2.6:

* GModule: Add BIND_LOCAL enum value.
(Bug #172748 from Phillip Neiswanger).
* MainContext Added signal_child_watch()
and examples/child_watch.
(Yair Hershkovitz)
* OptionEntry: Added FLAG_NO_ARG, FLAG_FILENAME,
(Murray Cumming)

*** Download

You will need libsigc++ 2.0, available here:

*** Development

There is active discussion on the mailing list:
and in the #c++ channel on

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