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OSNews: Red Hat's Owen Taylor on GTK+

Dec 20, 2003, 05:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

"1. Which are the main new features users and developers will enjoy with the release of GTK+ 2.4? Are editable toolbars going to be in?

"Owen Taylor: Important new features in GTK+-2.4 include:

  • "The new file selector widget, GtkFileChooser. We expect to have a much-improved user interface as compared to the old file selector, but even more importantly, the internal design is cleaner and more encapsulated. That allows us to continue improving the user interface in the future, something that was never possible with the old fileselector. The other neat feature we have with this new widget is tight integration with gnome-vfs for GTK+ applications running within GNOME. There will be a consistent view of available filesystems between GTK+ and Nautilus.
  • "A new dropdown widget, GtkComboBox. It handles both editable dropdowns and non-editable dropdowns; in previous versions of GTK+, we had two different widgets with different programmer and user interfaces..."

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