GTK 3.96 Released As Another Step Closer To GTK 4.0

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 8 May 2019 at 06:47 AM EDT. 9 Comments
It's been quite a while since last hearing anything major about the overdue GTK4 tool-kit release but now available is GTK 3.96 as a test version that positions GNOME's tool-kit closer to where they want it for GTK 4.0.

GTK 3.96 brings a number of bug fixes to the GTK Scene Kit (GSK), re-working GDK to use more Wayland-inspired APIs while removing or pushing back the X11-only APIs to its respective back-end, there's been a refactoring of the drag-and-drop support, the introduction of the new GtkLayoutManager widget, other widget changes, and an assortment of other lower-level work.

Among the big elements of GTK4 are continuing to enhance the Wayland support, the introduction of the GSK, reworking the HTML5 Broadway back-end. the introduction of a Vulkan renderer, constraint-based layout support, improved input handling, transformations for widgets, and more.

More details on the GTK 3.96 changes can be found via this blog post by Red Hat's Matthias Clasen.
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