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 mentions gtkmm 4 binary packages. To find corresponding gtkmm 3 packages, in most cases just change 4 to 3.


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-4.0-dev
    These project pages might give status.
  • Fedora/RedHat Linux: Use
    yum install gtkmm4.0-devel
    to get the runtime and development packages.
  • Gentoo Linux: Get dev-cpp/gtkmm.
  • SuSE Linux: Use yast to install gtkmm4-devel.
  • Ubuntu Linux:
    apt-get install libgtkmm-4.0-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 package management.

Please tell us about others.


Even-numbered versions (such as 4.8.x) are stable. Odd-numbered versions (such as 4.7.x) are unstable development versions.



You can download GTK and GNOME source code from