GTK+ 2.5.2 released [unstable]

GTK+-2.5.2 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.5.2.tar.gz	md5sum: dcaf498b1b89193e17ab6b8b47c51f23 
gtk+-2.5.2.tar.bz2	md5sum: 2e68e16cfb3194f691b06ed74b65d65a

This is the third development release loading up to GTK+-2.6.  This
release contains the new GtkFileChooserButton widget, a couple of
new features in existing widgets and a number of bugfixes. 

While we don't consider this release to be API-frozen yet, we do
consider it as an "API review" release, and would like to ask
everybody to take a look at the new APIs (GtkFileChooserButton,
GtkIconView,...) and functionalities (e.g. trees in GtkComboBox)
and give us some feedback. It might be a good idea to take an
application which uses GnomeFileEntry or GnomeIconList and try
to port it to the new GTK+ APIs to see where the gaps are.


 * This is unstable development release. There are certainly 
   plenty of bugs remaining to be found. This release should 
   not be used in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+-2.4. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+-2.4.7.

 * GTK+-2.6 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+-2.4.x series; however, the new API additions
   in GTK+-2.5.2 are not yet finalized, so there are likely
   incompatibities between this release and the final
   2.6 release.

 * Remaining API issues for GTK+-2.6 can be found with following
   bugzilla query:

 * Bugs should be reported to
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
developers, 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+ 2.5.1 to GTK+ 2.5.2
* GtkFileChooserButton
 - New widget to go along with GtkFontButton and GtkColorButton
   for use in preference dialogs.  [James M. Cape]
* GtkFileChooser
 - Add getter and setter for the ::show-hidden property [Jeff Franks]
 - Allow paths to be entered as part of the filename. [Federico Mena
 - Make separator in bookmarks pane unselectable [Matthias Clasen]
 - Improve activation on focus [Federico]
 - Avoid warnings when opened on non-default screens [Abel Daniel]
 - Fix some memory leaks [Federico]
* GtkEntryCompletion
 - Warn if text column has wrong type [Fernando San Martin Woerner,
   Gustavo Carneiro]
* GtkTextView
 - Obey the Pango backspace_deletes_character 
   attribute [Noah Levitt, Teppitak Karoonboonyanan]
* GtkTreeView
 - Add hover-expand mode [Matthias]
 - Fix fixed height mode [Michael Vogt, Tim-Philipp M� Pawel Salek]
 - Reimplement GtkListStore on top of a splay tree [Soeren Sandmann]
* GtkEntry
 - Track the selection more accurately when dragging and
   selecting [Soeren]
* GtkComboBox
 - Support trees in combo boxes [Matt Walton, Matthias]
 - Optimize non-spanning gridded layouts [Lorenzo Gil Sanchez, Matthias]
 - Handle sensitivity changes properly [Matthias]
 - Add a ::focus-on-click property [Matthias]
* GtkIconView
 - Fix BROWSE selection mode [Matthias]
 - Make accessible [Padraig O'Briain]
* GtkAboutDialog 
 - Change the API to be more binding-friendly [Oliver Andrieu]
* GtkUIManager
 - Accept paths with leading '/' everywhere. [David Malcolm]
 - Make GtkActionEntry* arguments const [Mariano Suarez-Alvarez]
 - Add a way to suppress overflow menu items [Christian Persch]
* GtkPlug/GtkSocket
 - Use the sync counter mechanism to speed up resizes  [Soeren]
 - Support XDND v5 [Owen Taylor, Matthias]
 - Complete the _NEW_WM_USER_TIME implementation [Elijah Newren]
 - Update the _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW implementation [Elijah]
* gdk-pixbuf
 - Avoid infinite loops for bad BMPs [Chris Evans, Manish Singh]
 - Fix a problem with GDK_INTERP_NEAREST scaling which caused
   Nautilus thumbnails to be misdrawn [Christoph Fergeau]
 - Avoid segfaults in gdk-pixbuf-csource [Matthias]
 - Fix progressive loading of 8bit pcx files [Magnus Bergman]
 - Handle edge pixels consistently [Brian Cameron, Matthias]
 - Handle OS/2 BMPs [Jon-Kare Hellan]
* Performance 
 - Get rid of many PLT entries for internally used exported symbols,
   and clean up the ABI at the same time and make make check check the
   list of exported symbols.  [Arjan van de Ven, Matthias]
* Look up icon themes in the directories specified in the
  icon theme spec  [Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes [Robert �ren, Hans Breuer, Tor Lillqvist, Tim Evans]
* Other bug fixes [Matthias, Soeren, Pawel, David, Tor, Gustavo,
  Olivier, Manish, Robert, Christian Biere, Markku Vire, Markus Lausser,
  Thomas Leonard, Morten Welinder, Torsten Schoenfeld, Tim Janik, 
  Tomislav Jonjic, Tommi Komulainen, Philip Langdale, Rich Wareham,
  Christian Persch, Vincent Noel, Christophe Fergeau]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Mariano, Axel Simon, 
  Jonathan Blandford]
* New and updated translations (ang,br,bs,eu,lt,wa,zh_CN)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,150983,148978,148733,149011,119891,139582,148358,148868,149190,149191,149195,149077,142334,133446,145610,148715,10220,141809,148702,144232,106992,148526,147864,149404,145519,149836,149422,143457,149620,149728,149999,149547,135955,148803,143249,150007,150146,148641,150101,150147,148108,148694,150351,150440,149251,150738,150414,150406,150289,150320,145481,149013,145467,148526,150607,150466,150668,150502,150822,136496,150941,150869,148518,111922,149967,150003,150601,150882,164470

August 25, 2004

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