Linux News Today: GTK+ Now Supports Kinetic Scrolling and Drag-and-Drop Actions on Wayland
The GTK+ developers have released yet another milestone towards the upcoming GTK+ 3.20 open-source GUI toolkit, which is heavily used in the development of the GNOME desktop environment and numerous software projects.
According to the internal changelog attached at the end of the article, GTK+ 3.19.7 adds support for kinetic scrolling, drag cancellation and DND (Drag-and-Drop) actions on Wayland, adds a brand-new managed Drag-and-Drop functionality for both X11 and Wayland, fixes numerous issues for the Adwaita theme, and tries to provide partial control over cursor blinking for GtkTextView.
Moreover, GTK+ 3.19.7 ships with several CSS changes, among which we can mention the addition of support for CSS names to, even more, GTK widgets, support for recoloring icons with the -gtk-recolor option, and a fix for an issue with rendering of asymmetric borders. The GtkNotebook widget has been updated to use gadgets, and to no longer use style properties. Also, GTK+ 3.19.7 further improves the GTK+ widget drawing scalability, especially for containers that have multiple children, such as huge flow or list boxes.
Numerous bugs have been fixed in GTK+ 3.19.7
Last but not least, the new milestone of the upcoming GTK+ 3.20 GUI toolkit fixes numerous bugs that have been reported by users or discovered by the hard working development team since the previous release of the software, and updates several language translations, among which we can mention Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Finnish, and Slovak.
You can download the GTK+ 3.19.7 sources right now from Softpedia if you want to take it for a test drive and report issues. However, please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version, which means that some features are incomplete. Thus, we don’t recommend installing it in your production-ready Linux box. Below, you can find more details about the changes implemented in GTK+ 3.19.7.