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GTK+ 3.2 Is Gold With Wayland, HTML5, Etc

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Published on 26 September 2011 03:28 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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With the official release of GNOME 3.2 coming later in the week, Red Hat's Matthias Clasen has christened the official version of the GTK+ 3.2 tool-kit. GTK+ 3.2 brings several interesting features since the inaugural GTK+3 release earlier in the year.

For those that missed the earlier Phoronix articles talking about GTK+ 3.2 developments, among the interesting items are:

- An experimental back-end for the Wayland Display Server, but it's still very much a work-in-progress.

- An HTML5 "Broadway" back-end that allows rendering of GTK applications in modern HTML5 web-browsers.

- Many CSS theming improvements, including width-for-height support in many more widgets.

- Re-designs to the GtkFileChooser and GtkAssistant widgets.

- GtkFontSelection has been replaced by a set of new GtkFontChooser widgets.

- There's new GtkLockButton and GtkOverlay widgets too, among other work.

More details on GTK+ 3.2 can be found in the official release announcement. Also read the other Phoronix GNOME 3.2 articles to learn about other changes coming to this desktop environment refresh due out this week.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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