GTK+ Changelog

New in version 2.16.0

March 13th, 2009
  • Noteworthy new APIs
  • GtkOrientable is a new interface implemented by all widgets that have horizontal and vertical variants
  • GtkActivatable is a new interface that must be implemented by widgets that are used as action proxies
  • Changes in GtkEntry
  • GtkEntry can show icons at either side of the entry, which can bemade clickable, drag sources, etc.
  • GtkEntry can show progress information behind the text.
  • GTK+ picks the best available placeholder character for password entries unless one is explicitly set.
  • GTK+ displays a Caps Lock warning in password entries.
  • Input methods can now be selected per-widget with the "im-module" property.
  • Changes in GtkScale
  • GtkScale can now display annotated marks for certain values.
  • Changes in GtkStatusIcon
  • GTK+ uses an extension of the tray icon specification to negotiate RGBA support. This is also supported by the GNOME panel.
  • GtkStatusIcon now supports scroll events, middle clicks and rich tooltips if the platform allows it.
  • Changes in file chooser
  • The file chooser can optionally show file sizes.
  • Volumes are mounted when necessary.
  • GTK+ remembers the file chooser's window size across invocations.
  • Non-local uris can be entered in the location entry.
  • Changes in printing support
  • Page rendering can be deferred to a thread.
  • Internationalization support
  • Keyboard shortcut handling has been changed, to help with a longstanding complaint about the way in which GTK+ handles multiple keyboard
  • layouts. GTK+ now only uses keys from groups other than the current group if they are not present in the current group.
  • GDK changes
  • GdkKeymap emits a state-changed signal when the Caps Lock state changes.
  • There is a predefined type for blank cursors, GDK_BLANK_CURSOR.

New in version 2.15.1 (January 24th, 2009)

  • GtkFileChooser:
  • Remember the file chooser's size across invocations
  • Handle uris that are entered in the entry
  • Improve autocompletion, in particular for uris
  • GtkEntry:
  • New property "im-module" for selecting input methods per-widget
  • New icon-related API got renamed for consistency
  • Added properties and setters for icon tooltips
  • GtkTextView:
  • New property "im-module" for selecting input methods per-widget
  • New signal "paste-done" to allow better handling of async pasting
  • GtkScale:
  • New api to add annotated marks: gtk_scale_add_mark.
  • GtkAction:
  • Rework the way actions and proxies interact, to make the interaction less ad hoc, more extensible, and better suited for support in GUI builders like glade. To be used as a proxy, a widget must now implement the ` GtkActivatable interface, and GtkActivatable implementations are responsible for syncing their appearance with the action and for activating the action. All the widgets that are commonly used as proxies implement GtkActivatable now. This is a big change, and it is not unlikely to break some current users of GtkAction, so feedback about problems caused by this is appreciated.
  • Add a "gicon" property to specify the icon with a GIcon
  • GDK:
  • On X11, GDK now caches cursors to avoid cursor theming overhead
  • New cursor type for blank cursors: GDK_BLANK_CURSOR
  • New deprecations: gtk_scale_Button_get_orientation() gtk_scale_button_set_orientation() gtk_action_connect_proxy() gtk_action_disconnect_proxy() gtk_widget_get_action() gtk_action_block_activate_from() gtk_action_unblock_activate_from() direct access to "gtk-action" object data
  • Changes that are relevant for translators:
  • Navigation and Media stock labels have separate message contexts now
  • The caps lock warning string has been changed
  • Bugs fixed: 566083 Icon pixmap hardcoded during DnD 566334 compile failure for gtk+ on Mac OS X 565998 configure script doesn't check for cairo-xlib.pc 566391 gtk_about_dialog_set_url_hook should activate... 566568 gtk_tree_model_get_value docs typo 566628 gdk_display_close always asserts on win32 566733 Add GIcon to GtkAction, GtkToolButton 567024 gtktoolbutton doesn't create right proxy menu item... 523554 Copy from GIMP to Word broke 567468 no check for trailing != NULL in gtk_text_layout_get.. 492794 Pasting external text at end of view yields wrong... 164002 query scripts don't work uninstalled on windows 566532 GtkScaleButton implementation of GtkOrientable 450716 New API to change global IM 562701 GtkEntryCompletion popup sizes its rows wrong... 567944 [Win32] Sorted treeview columns can be unreadable 567655 gtk_status_icon_set_tooltip_text/markup should use... 567887 gtk_entry_get_storage_type() should be... 568196 Please change context of Forward stock label 563280 stock items & translation context 568233 Wrong statement about GtkEntry's "activate" signal 568263 gtk can't recognize the wrong X Selection TARGETS... 565656 Add marks to scales 567413 GtkComboBoxEntry doesn't emit "changed" signal... 545980 GtkFileChooserEntry should handle URIs 566862 pixbuf_new_from_file does not autodetect format 568552 gtk_combo + gtk entry in invisible mode takes 100% cpu 561801 "scheduled printing" doesn't function as expected 566535 gtk_widget_get_snapshot does not work if double buff... 567021 gtkimage accessors docs 567761 Spellfixes in GTK+ documentation 568744 Spellfixes in GtkTreeView's documentation 536965 GtkPlug: crash on theme change 567124 proposal to delay doing something related to immodule... 568305 gdk-pixbuf mishandles BI_BITFIELDS bmps
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