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Release Digest: GNOME, November 21, 2002

Nov 22, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])


GTK+-2.0.9 is now available for download at:

This release fixes a critical bug in 2.0.8, which caused recent metacity
versions to crash.

It is source and binary compatible with previous releases in the 
GTK+-2.0 series.

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
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+-2.0 is found at:

Release notes for GTK+-2.0 are at:

Common questions:

Overview of Changes in GTK+ 2.0.9
* Fix colormap refcounting, which caused frequent metacity crashes
  [Christopher James Lahey]
* Lots of work on the Win32 backend [Tor Lillqvist]
 - Scrolling fixes
 - GdkGC clipping fixes and improvements
 - Started implementing all fill styles
* GtkTreeView bug fixes [Kristian Rietveld]
 - Make TreeView reordering work on FreeBSD/Solaris [Heiner Eichmann]
* Updated translations (be, ru, nl, fr)
* Various bug fixes

Other contributors: Matthias Clasen, Arnaud Charlet, Vitaly Tishkov,
   Josh Parsons, Peter Bloomfield

20 November 2002