The GTK+ development team is pleased to announce the release of
version 1.2 of the GIMP Toolkit.
GTK+ is a multi-platform open source GUI Toolkit. Everything
about GTK+ from the object-oriented design to the Free Software
LGPL licensing allows you to code your project with the most
freedom possible. You can develop open software, free software, or
even commercial non-free software without having to spend a dime
for licenses or royalties.
GTK+ is a set of libraries to create graphical user interfaces.
It works on many Unix-like platforms, and a Windows version is in
development. GTK+ is released under the GNU Library General Public
License (GNU LGPL), which allows for flexible licensing of client
applications. GTK+ has a C-based object-oriented architecture that
allows for maximum flexibility. Bindings for other languages have
been written, including C++, Objective-C, Guile/Scheme, Perl,
Python, TOM, Ada95, Free Pascal, and Eiffel.
GTK+ consists of the following component libraries:
- GLib. Provides many useful data types, macros, type
conversions, string utilities and a lexical scanner. Includes Win32
- GDK. A wrapper for low-level windowing functions.
- GTK. An advanced widget set.
New and improved features in version 1.2 include:
- Theme support. Dynamically change the appearance of your GTK+
- Thread support. Including POSIX threads, Solaris threads and
experimental NSPR threads support.
- New Drag and Drop (DND) support. Both the XDND and Motif
protocols are supported, and the programmer is presented with a
single, unified interface.
- Runtime loading of dynamic modules.
- 300 Page Tutorial.
- Internationalization of standard dialogs.
- Wide character support for text widgets.
- New widgets:
- new multi-column Tree widget
- font selection dialog
- plug/socket widgets for inter-application embedding
- calendar widget
- item factory
- Enhanced functionality to many GTK+ 1.0 widgets
GTK+ is already being used in many major projects, such as the
GIMP and GNOME projects. Don’t get left out!
GTK+ is also being ported to Win32. For further information
GTK+ and GLib can be downloaded at:
For further information please visit:
- GTK+ Home page: http://www.gtk.org/
- GNOME Home page: http://www.gnome.org/
- GIMP Home page: http://www.gimp.org/
The GTK+ Team