GTK+ 3.0.1 is now available for download at:
This is the first bug fix release in the stable 3.0 series.
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.
Overview of Changes in GTK+ 3.0.1
* A autoconf macro, GTK_CHECK_BACKEND, has been added
to allow easy checking for certain gdk backends
* A number of memory leaks and segfaults involving accessibility
have been fixed
* Bugs fixed:
586201 GtkLinkButton doesn’t implement neither HyperLink nor…
599907 Gail implementation of atk_add_key_event_listener return…
626730 Check menu item does not set indeterminate state
630971 gailstatusbar attempts to cast a GtkHBox to a GtkBin
633291 Handle Shift-keys in X11 gdk_test_simulate_key()
642213 gtk_widget_render_icon_pixbuf fails with non-standard…
642263 undefined reference to “GTK_IS_SOCKET” and “GTK_IS_PLUG”
642541 Missing semi-colon in gtkseparatormenuitem.c
642677 “migrating” guide not in sync with GTK+ 3.0
642681 gtk_combo_box_text_get_active_text doesn’t work as stated
642751 Typo in migrating-2to3.xml
642771 Fix tiny leak in tracker backend
642772 GTK does not correctly process input sent via SendInput…
642778 TextView broken for large files
642782 gail_misc_buffer_get_run_attributes doesn’t set background…
642791 Fix a typo in gtk_socket_notify
* Translation updates:
Where to get more information about GTK+
Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
An installation guide for GTK+ 3 is found at:
GTK+ 3 is a major new version of GTK+, changing the ABI and
the API compared to GTK+ 2.x. This means that GTK+ 2.x applications
will need some adjustments before they can be used with GTK+ 3.
The migration guide at
gives an overview of what is involved in porting to GTK+ 3.
GTK+ is a large project and relies on voluntary contributions.
We are actively searching for new contributors in various areas
and invite everyone to help project development.
If you are willing to participate, please subscribe to the project
mailing lists to offer your help and read over our list of vacant
Thanks to everybody who contributed to this release:
Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias
February 21, 2011
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