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- GtkFontSelection has been replaced by a set of new GtkFontChooser widgets.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