Home > GTK+ > GTK+ 2.4.6 Released GTK+ 2.4.6 Released Eugenia Loli 2004-08-13 GTK+ 22 Comments GTK+ 2.4.6 and GLib 2.4.6 were released today. These are bug-fixing releases. Pango 1.4.1 was released a few days ago. Vote for it at GnomeFiles. Update: GTK+ 2.4.7 released. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 22 Comments 2004-08-13 8:26 pm Are all these fixes getting brought into the 2.5 tree? 2004-08-13 9:15 pm Or has it already? I would imagine that would make a huge performance improvement. 2004-08-13 9:30 pm Why? Because they did a new release? 🙂 Please let me keep my opinion and don’t instruct me what to vote. 2004-08-13 9:33 pm You can still keep your opinion and vote what gtk deserves. The news post doesn’t say “vote a 10/10”, it says “vote”. I didn’t vote 10 either you know. 2004-08-13 9:35 pm does anyone find hbox/vbox thing a bit wierd ? qt doesnt place such restrictions – but it is darn costly for commercial use. anyone knows when will gtk+ give full flexibility in placing wigets on forms rather than assigning them to vbox/hbox 2004-08-13 9:57 pm If you must, you can use GtkFixed. But please look at the docs and understand why it is not recommended to use it. 2004-08-13 10:14 pm Could you be more specific? IF you mean that you want to specify positin of widget by pixel x,y coordinates, you can use the layout widget. But the automatic layout method used by default by gtk is much more suppirior since widgets just ‘fall’ into place even if the window gets resized, is used in an RTL language (like hebrew or arabic), and other simmilar things. If you feel the hbox/vbox is too restrictive try the table, its the same idea but easier for complicated layouts. 2004-08-13 10:22 pm After installing gtk+ 2.4.6, it looks like the gtk-file-chooser dialog is broken. When I select ‘Open…’ from any gnome application (such as gedit, file-roller, or epiphany), choose a file and click the ‘Open’ button nothing happens. The gtk-file-chooser dialog does not close and file is not opened. Yipes! 2004-08-13 10:33 pm File a bug report ASAP. 2004-08-13 10:52 pm I’m confirming that. 2004-08-14 12:13 am Eugenia: he didn’t meant voting a 10 he meant voting at all i think he means all the advertising you are doing for your other site, gnomefiles, on osnews, which might be a bit annoying at times, i agree 2004-08-14 12:26 am i think he means all the advertising you are doing for your other site, gnomefiles, on osnews, which might be a bit annoying at times, i agree Deal with it. 2004-08-14 12:50 am Wondering out loud: I wonder if it would be useful to use a limited form of CSS layout rather than hbox/vbox/tables. Certainly ,that would allow for more elegant layouts while retaining the advantages of automatic layout. 2004-08-14 1:27 am Of course and I will advertise it. I worked day and night on that site, I do want it to succeed. 2004-08-14 5:08 am “Wondering out loud: I wonder if it would be useful to use a limited form of CSS layout rather than hbox/vbox/tables” I’ve thought a bit about that myself. Putting widgets within an HBox/VBox, and then being able to assign classes to them would be pretty cool. You could then assign attributes like padding to each particular class of HBox/VBox via something similar to a css stylesheet. It’s a natural fit, I think. 2004-08-14 5:21 am I’m not positive on this, but I’m guessing that XRE, if it’s still called that if/when it comes out, will let you effectively use CSS in a Gtk+ program. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xul/xre.html 2004-08-14 6:29 am Well, using XRE means that you no longer have a GTK+ app, but an XUL app that happens to use GTK+ for rendering. All the widgets will be Mozilla widgets. 2004-08-14 7:25 am Same here. Didn’t they notice that before releasing it? Geez… 2004-08-14 7:32 am Anonymous : Could you be more specific? IF you mean that you want to specify positin of widget by pixel x,y coordinates, you can use the layout widget. ———————————————————— Not only i want a specific position (like most of the widely used languages .net,vb,qt,java), but also remove (or make it optional) the need for assigning widgets to vbox/hbox (I am beginier to GTK+). Just a (newbie) question : Doesnt this add extra code in the final binary, i mean first for hbox/vbox and then to type caste the widget to it ? 2004-08-14 9:26 am I think Eugenia is very well within her rights to “free plug” GnomeFiles. She is doing the Gnome community a great deed IMHO with that site… and since GTK/GLIB are the underpinnings of what is Gnome, its on topic and worth mentioning. Keep up the good work 2004-08-14 11:30 am Why? Because they did a new release? 🙂 Please let me keep my opinion and don’t instruct me what to vote. It’s very simple. If you are interested in GTK then you can vote for how good you think this release is – right down to a 1. That’s it. 2004-08-14 2:35 pm I can’t remember the name of it off the top of my head, but I know that there is currently work underway to allow use of CSS for specifying (at the very least) formatting of widgets, and probably layout as well in the future.