Today I was searching for various iterations of later Gtk+ 2.6.xx runtimes compiled for Windows, to see which project offers their most recent version of Gtk+ 2.6 and if there is anything newer than 2.6.10-rc1.
The reason for this kind of search is that Gtk+ 2.6.10 is the last major version of Gtk+ to run on Windows 98/Me, providing compatibility for a number of important Gtk-based applications, including Pidgin, an instant messaging program and GIMP, an image processing app.
The free software nature of Gtk+ means that many projects that depend on Gtk+ can create their own versions that may be more compatible with their apps.
The GladeWin project at SourceForge.net has perhaps the most stable version of Gtk+ that I know of, offering
2.6.10-rc1 for download.
The Pidgin instant messaging project on SourceForge has
2.6.10 Rev A
The Gimp-Win project, which specialises in releasing The GIMP for Windows, offers
This is possibly the most widespread variant of all Gtk+ 2.6.xx releases available, but not all that stable.
The Gtk-Win project run by Alex Shaduri offers
2.6.9-050806-ash /dated 06.08.2005, if dates for the 2.6.9 release date at ftp.gtk.org are correct /The installer is in English and Russian