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Release Digest: GNOME, October 13, 2004

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GTK+ 2.4.13

GTK+ 2.4.13 is now available for download at:


gtk+-2.4.13.tar.bz2 md5sum: 3a438e1010704b11acaf060c9ba0fd7b
gtk+-2.4.13.tar.gz md5sum: ef1bcc1a159054d1392c71f794e0d2d2

This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible with 2.4.0. This quick release was necessary to fix some size allocation problems in 2.4.11.

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 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+-2.4 is found at:


Common questions:


Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.4.11 to GTK+ 2.4.13

  • Fix size allocation problems. [Chrispin Flowerday, Tim Janik, Tommi Komulainen, Owen Taylor]
  • New and updated translations (fr,ta)

October 12, 2004