“GTK 4.0.1” Released, with improved media support

January 12, the developers team of GUI construction kit “GTK” announced its latest stable release “GTK 4.0.1”.

GTK is a cross-platform toolkit for creating GUIs. Based on GLib, GTK is written in C, but it also supports Python, JavaScript, C++, Rust, and other languages. Provided with widgets like Buttons, Windows, and Toolbars, GTK caters to features like native look and feel, theme support. GTK 4.0.1 is the first point release of the v4 series, released in December 2020. In addition to small bug fixes, theme and documentation have been updated.

The most notable feature is the improved media support. Gstreamer media back-end now makes use of OpenGL textures. This can avoid excess GPU/CPU copies when using hardware acceleration to decode. GtkVideo is yet far from being ready to support fully-featured media player applications.

GTK 4.0.1 is available for download from the project website.