GTK+最初是GIMP的专用开发库，后来发展为Unix-like系統下开发图形界面的应用程序的主流开发工具之一。GTK+是自由软件，并且是GNU计划的一部分。 GTK+的许可协议是LGPL。 What is GTK+ ============ 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. GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides an effective method of rapid application development. GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all developers, including those developing proprietary software, without any license fees or royalties. GTK+ is a 100% free-of-cost, open source, industrial-strength GUI toolkit available today. Since its origins as the toolkit for the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), GTK+ has been used in a wide range of software. Notably, GTK+ is the foundation of the GNOME desktop; GTK+ 3 will be incorporated into version 3 of the GNOME desktop.GTK+ 3.0.0 is now available for download at: http://download.gnome.org/sources/gtk+/3.0/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/3.0/ sha256 sums: ec0729bf28f09a16e0b0a6a588556c7cee091f40426505b3694a9488bf6cbf67 gtk +-3.0.0.tar.bz2 d294155389c9ba4765c0b26805967f2dae1d84565f5d4095d489f94619406df9 gtk +-3.0.0.tar.gz
What's new in GTK+ 3
GTK+ 3 is a major new version of GTK+, containing far too many
changes to list them all here. The major highlights include:
* Cairo drawing throughout. GDK no longer wraps the antiquated
X11 drawing API; we've made a clean break and exclusively rely
on cairo for all our drawing needs now. This has also enabled us
to remove several other X11-centric concepts such as GCs, colormaps
* Modern input device handling. The input device handling in GDK has
long been a sadly neglected area. This has changed; with 3.0, GTK+
steps into the modern world of XI2 with full support for multiple
pointers, keyboards and other gizmos.
* A new theming API which sports a familiar CSS syntax for theme
configuration and other improvements such as animated state
* More flexible geometry management, with support for height-for-width,
for both widgets and cell renderers.
* Multiple backend support for GDK. With GTK+ 2.x, you had to recompile
your application to have it work with a different GDK backend.
In GTK+ 3, multiple GDK backends can be built into a single library
and selected at runtime.
* Easy application support. With the integration of D-Bus support in
GIO, we could finally add a GtkApplication class that handles a lot
of the platform integration aspects of writing an application, such
as keeping track of open windows, ensuring uniqueness, exporting
* Of course, there's some new widgets as well, such as a switch and
an application chooser.
Where to get more information about GTK+
Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
An installation guide for GTK+ 3 is found at:
GTK+ 3 is a major new version of GTK+, changing the ABI and
the API compared to GTK+ 2.x. This means that GTK+ 2.x applications
will need some adjustments before they can be used with GTK+ 3.
The migration guide at
gives an overview of what is involved in porting to GTK+ 3.
GTK+ is a large project and relies on voluntary contributions.
We are actively searching for new contributors in various areas
and invite everyone to help project development.
If you are willing to participate, please subscribe to the project
mailing lists to offer your help and read over our list of vacant