You should use the binary packages provided for your operating system unless you wish to test the latest versions. However, source packages are available as well.

This page currently mentions gtkmm 2 binary packages. We will update this page soon as binary packages for gtkmm 3 become available.


You might find a variety of 3rd party RPMs and debs on the internet, but only the ones listed here are approved by the gtkmm team. Please encourage your Linux distribution to provide official gtkmm packages.

  • Debian GNU/Linux:
    apt-get install libgtkmm-3.0-dev
    . These project pages might give status.
  • Fedora/RedHat Linux: Use
    yum install gtkmm30-docs
    to get the runtime, development, and documentation packages.
  • Gentoo Linux: Get dev-cpp/gtkmm.
  • SuSE Linux: Use yast to install gtkmm3-devel.
  • Ubuntu Linux:
    apt-get install libgtkmm-3.0-dev
  • Windows: Here is an installer.
  • SUN, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, HP-UX, Tru64 (gcc or the platform compilers): The Written Word offer binary gtkmm packages, with packagement management.

Please tell us about others.


Even-numbered versions (such as 3.16.x) are stable. Odd-numbered versions (such as 3.15.x) are unstable development versions.



You can download GTK+ and GNOME source code from