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Numerous Improvements Heading Into GTK+ 3.10

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Published on 23 April 2013 12:21 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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At a recent GTK+ "hackfest" in Cambridge, some features heading into the GTK+ 3.10 tool-kit were worked on by a handful of GNOME developers.

Happening the past few days in Cambridge, Massachusetts was a GTK+ hackfest where a variety of improvements were tackled. Among the work is GTK+ 3.10 making the file chooser side-bar be a public widget (to already be used by Nautilus), proper composite containers support, baseline alignment work, and new widgets.

Among the new widgets being worked on is a GtkHeaderBar as part of the client-side decorations efforts, GtkStack and GtkStackSwitcher have been committed to master, and GtkRevealer.

Also talked about were working on an EggListBox, a new row container widget, scalability improvements, GtkSettings improvements, more client-side decorations improvements, a simplified GDK drawing scrolling model, and a speed-up to GObject instantiation.

More details on these recent GTK+ 3.10 advancements can be found in this blog post by Red Hat's Mathias Clasen. The big feature already in for GTK+ 3.10 is the Wayland CSD support.

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