GTK 3.0 takes on Qt with new release
GTK 3.0 is now available, and it promises some nice advances over GTK 2.x which is the UI framework behind GNOME (and tonnes of other cross-platform open source apps the rely on it).
Aside from GNOME, I personally rely on GTK for some of the open source apps that I happen to run on the (few) Windows PC that (unfortunately) I run.
So what's new in GTK 3?
Cairo drawing throughout, new theming API and what Red Hat developer Matthias Clasen refers to as, '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 actions, etc," Clasen blogged.