"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
"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