GTK+ 3.94 Released As The Next Step Towards GTK4
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 26 June 2018 at 06:01 PM EDT. 4 Comments
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As the next step towards GTK4, GTK+ 3.94 is available today as the newest development release for this open-source toolkit.

With it having been a while since GTK+ 3.93, there are quite a number of changes to find with this latest GTK4 milestone. Some of the GTK+ 3.94 highlights include:

- The HTML5 Broadway back-end now has a GSK (GTK Scene Kit) renderer.

- GdkWindow was renamed to GdkSurface for aligning with Wayland terminology.

- Continued work on improving drag-and-drop.

- Integrated support for showing videos with the GtkVideo and GtkMediaControls widgets.

- GtkFontChooser now supports tweaking OpenType font features.

- The Vulkan GDK support now allows specifying a particular GPU via the "GDK_VULKAN_DEVICE" environment variable. Setting that environment variable to "list" will show all detected Vulkan devices.

A lengthy look at the new features and changes of GTK+ 3.94 can be found via Matthias Clasen's blog.

In case you missed the news from a few days ago, a GTK+ 3.24 release is coming this fall to deliver some interim features.
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