Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th May 2006 19:54 UTC
GTK+ GTK+ 2.9.0 has been released. This is the first development release leading up to GTK+ 2.10. For completeness: "GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites."
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Good news, everyone!
by sorpigal on Sun 7th May 2006 11:46 UTC
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2005-11-02

I think the real headline here is "GTK developers remove heads from asses."

Did you notice the part that said the Location box (CTRL+L) would be integrated into the main window? Yes, that's right, after this flirtation with making the Open dialog 'easier' by removing the field in which to type the file name, sanity has struck and they're puting it back.

This represents what I see as a slow, but promising trend emerging in GNOME-space: People questioning the heretofore enthusiastically unquestioned usability amputations. Granted, this is only GTK and not GNOME proper, but I think it's still a move in the right direction and gives me hope that one day GNOME will be useful again.

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RE: Good news, everyone!
by ebassi on Mon 8th May 2006 09:02 in reply to "Good news, everyone!"
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2006-02-28

ah, once again stuck in a discussion about "how terrible the filechooser is"... deja vý all over again, but I'll bite.

Did you notice the part that said the Location box (CTRL+L) would be integrated into the main window?

only if you press ctrl+l or a button on the top right corner; the real plus is that the gtkfilechooser can remember its setting (without using gconf), now.

sanity has struck and they're puting it back

What struck me was that after two effing years the bug (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=136541) about this stupid issue was still open without a patch or a single line of code! only whining, rambling on mock ups and general usability discussion without a single trace of clue about usability or the intended target audience on the entire span of the comments.

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