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GNOME's GTK+ 3.10 Irons Out HiDPI, Wayland Support

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Published on 07 August 2013 11:03 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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At GUADEC last week besides drafting Wayland plans for GNOME, there was a BoF session for GNOME's toolkit. Here's some of the stuff that's upcoming for the GTK+ 3.10 tool-kit.

For end-users, GTK+ 3.10 is significant in that it should have near-complete HiDPI support -- the tool-kit playing nicely with retina-like displays. There's been a lot of work in recent months by GNOME on their HiDPI support throughout the desktop. The HiDPI blocker right now is just waiting on a new Cairo release.

GTK+ Clutter integration is ongoing for implementing the Intel-backed tool-kit inside GTK. However, not all of the work may bear fruit until GTK+ 3.12. Some other items postponed to the GTK+ 3.11 development cycle for GTK+ 3.12 include GProperty and pushing GtkClipboard into GDK.

While there's been initial Wayland support going back to early GTK+3, some of the GTK+ 3.10 work items at the moment include GtkClipboard support for Wayland as well as menu positioning with an intent-based API.

More details on the GTK+ plans that were devised at GUADEC 2013 can be found on the GNOME Wiki and via this blog post.

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