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New GTK+ Release Integrates Gail, Redoes File Chooser

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Published on 24 July 2011 09:10 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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There's another noteworthy GTK+ development release in the road to GTK+ 3.2. This new GTK+ 3.1.10 release integrates the Gail module, re-designed file chooser features, theming enhancements, and bug fixes.

Among the GTK+ 3.2 features already is the HTML5 Broadway back-end for rendering GTK+ applications to modern web browsers, various widget enhancements, a GtkLockButton widget with PolicyKit integration, and much more.

Integrating Gail is meant to bolster the tool-kit's accessibility support. The GNOME Accessibility Implementation Library implements the interfaces defined by the ATK project that up to this point lived in a separate module from GNOME's tool-kit.

Topping off this release besides integrating Gail is that there's been a re-design move with assorted improvements to GTK's file chooser. The new file chooser has more of am emphasis on recently dealt with files.

More information on this new GTK+ release in the road to GTK+ 3.2 / GNOME 3.2 can be found in the mailing list posting.

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