wxWidgets 2.6.0 released

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wxWidgets 2.6.0 released

Post by Julian » Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:27 pm

We're pleased to announce wxWidgets 2.6.0.

This is the first 'stable' release since 2.4.2. (To clarify, even numbered versions such as 2.6.x are considered stable, odd numbered versions such as 2.5.x are considered development versions. The API of 2.6.x releases will not change significantly.)

The following platforms are supported:

- Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
- Windows CE, including Pocket PC 2003 and Smartphone 2003
- Linux/Unix/VMS with GTK+ 1.x and 2.0
- Linux/Unix with X11 (beta)
- Linux/Unix with Motif/Lesstif
- Mac OS 9.x and 10.2 and above using Carbon
- Mac OS 10.x using Cocoa (beta)
- OS/2 (beta)
- MGL for Linux and DOS
- Palm OS (alpha)

A non-GUI subset of wxWidgets called wxBase is also supported on most of these platforms.

To get wxWidgets, go to the Download page at:


Since 2.4.2, we have added support for Windows Mobile devices, enhanced GTK+ 2 support, radically overhauled the Mac OS X port, replaced the build system with Bakefile, added better integration with STL, and added a CppUnit-based test suite.

Other changes include sizer improvements, new Gnome printing features, ODBC enhancements such as BLOB support and Unicode support on Windows, wxTaskBarIcon support on Mac OS X and Linux as well as Windows, top-level windows can have arbitrary shapes, images can have alpha channels, plus many API enhancements and bug fixes to existing classes.

New classes include wxVScrolledWindow, wxVListBox, wxHtmlListbox, wxPropertySheetDialog, wxGridBagSizer, wxMediaCtrl, wxDatePickerCtrl, wxArchiveInputStream/wxArchiveOutputStream (including zip archive read/write support), wxListbook, wxChoicebook, wxDebugReport, and more.

At present only source archives are available but we will upload RPMs, and DLLs for VC++ 7.1, in due course.

Have fun!

Julian Smart
on behalf of the wxWidgets Team

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Post by Avi » Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:03 pm

Congrats for the release. Many people have been waiting for it! :)

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Post by eco » Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:47 pm

Congratulations indeed. We can finally stop telling people to not use wx 2.4.x here on the forums. :) Great work guys. It just keeps getting better and better.

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