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GTK+ is a GUI Toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.

This package provides a complete set of widgets suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites. In addition to basic widgets, such as buttons, check boxes, and text entries, it also provides Model-View-Controller (MVC) APIs for tree views, multi-line text fields, and menu and toolbar actions.

GTK+ is the primary library used to construct user interfaces in GNOME. Its name stands for "GIMP Tool Kit", as originally it was explicitly written for that image manipulation program, and later extracted from it as a stand-alone library.

Third-party language bindings designed for the GNU system are provided by the Guile-Gnome project.


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GNU Library General Public License, version 2.0. This is an old license that has been superseded by the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Leaders and contributors

Peter Mattis original author
Spencer Kimball original author
Josh Macdonald original author

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer E-mail
Help,Support E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer Download
User Bug Tracking
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer Bug Tracking

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GObject introspection
Required to build pango
Required to build gdk-pixbuf
Required to build atk
Required to build gtk
Required to build glib

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 September 2016.


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