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Overview of Changes from GLib 2.19.0 to GLib 2.19.1
* GIO:
- g_icon_to_string, g_icon_new_for_string: GIcon serialization support
- G_FILE_ATTRIBUTE_PREVIEW_ICON: new file attribute for preview images
- g_app_info_get_commandline: new function to get the full commandline
- g_mount_shadow, g_mount_unshadow, g_mount_is_shadowed: New functions
to 'shadow' mounts (i.e. hide them from the UI when they already
have a different representation, like a bookmark)
* Bugs fixed:
556186 gpoll.h breaks gmain.h inclusion
557087 mem leak in g_content_types_get_registered
556921 gpoll.h breaks hal compilation
557210 g_compute_checksum_for_* asserts with less than 2 bytes
558381 Add support for compile time assertions
558185 'parent' variable in g_local_file_get_child_for_display_name()
hits g_object_unref(NULL) assertion
558513 g_warn_if_fail FIXME in gtestutils
558672 NULL key lookup using g_hash_table_lookup_extended()
555740 gicon serialization
557182 preview functionality
528320 Incorrect icons displayed for files with custom mimetype icons
556910 Memory leak: sub
557592 Missing include in gwinhttpfile.c
556415 Crash on Windows 2000 in g_winhttp_vfs_init()
555935 Clarify the mechanism of overwriting properties
552776 ac_cv_func_posix_getgrgid_r not mentioned
559448 GObject Reference Manual (typo)
561212 GFileReadMoreCallback API doc refers to non-existant function
560569 gkeyfile doesn't use the set list_separator in some cases
560568 gkeyfile docs buglet
559413 g_option_group_set_error_hook docs buglet
562378 callback return value not respected for callback option
with no arg
559110 Do not include libintl.h after glibintl.h
557603 carbon check output misplaced
562544 g_key_file_get_string and g_key_file_get_value
documentation does not explain the difference
547264 Missing "no flags" flag
562638 GDebugKey key member should be const
562639 g_parse_debug_flags() parsing "help"
562549 g_byte_array_free should tell how free data
559452 GObject Reference Manual (typo)
559462 GObject Reference Manual (typo)
559517 GObject Reference Manual (typo)
562538 GObject interface tutorial shouldn't finalise with
"Please forget everything"
561352 Leak of icon description
561375 Leaks mountpoint description
561807 inotify_sub.c: dup_dirname() fails to remove trailing '/'
562393 g_buffered_input_stream_read_byte broken if data available
541715 win32 : patch for warnings and signature problems in recent code
547481 g_data_input_stream_read_line behaves not as stated in the docs
548163 Nautilus displays wrong error message for too long file names
559633 gtk_image_new_from_gicon does not always work for .desktop files
555486 – No way to recover command line from GAppInfo
* Translation updates:
Spanish (es)
Ukrainian (uk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.18.1 to GLib 2.19.0
* Rewrite GHashTable to use open addressing with quadratic probing instead
of chaining. This has the potential to reduce memory fragmentation
significantly, while being slightly faster due to better locality and
no need to call alloc/free functions for nodes. Benchmarks suggest it
also uses less memory overall.
* Make g_poll available as public api
* New macros g_assert_error and g_assert_no_error to assert
that a GError is set or unset
* g_cancellable_make_pollfd: New method to make a GPollFD for a cancellable
* g_app_info_can_delete, g_app_info_delete, g_app_info_reset_type_associations:
New functions to clean up app infos and content types
* When launching applications, always pass fuse file:// uris when possible,
and let gio convert such uris back to gio uris.
* Bugs fixed:
505361 gunixinputstream.c assumes poll() available
509446 portable blocking gio cancellation
553820 gpoll.c: undeclared identifier
553724 python interpretter path not patched in correctly
553857 gbacktrace.h requires signal.h
553447 g_assert_no_error()
554092 glib doesn't return G_FILE_ERROR_NOENT et al on OS X
528670 Always pass file:/// uri's in GAppLaunchContext
555224 Improve g_format_size_for_display doc
555309 giochannel breaks on error
554790 g_convert() misbehaves with winiconv versions
555314 mem leak in gmarkup
555313 GFileAttribute boxed type get_type function should...
552861 glib-2.0.m4 calls system(3) without storing its result
554557 Patch to fix gcc warnings about missing format specifiers
552107 Small libtool fixes
551355 Make glib build with libtool 2.2
555311 format not a string literal and no format arguments
556101 static mutex yields warnings with g++
556186 gpoll.h breaks gmain.h inclusion
526456 Open addressing in GHashTable
553426 cancellable clarifications
545350 GAppInfo deletion
545351 Reset associations for content type
552168 volume's mount not mounted after g_volume_mount_finish
554970 segfault when update-desktop-database is not available...
554745 GFileAttributeInfoList should be boxed
555121 Improved build-time handling of gio module-dir
555711 Wrong fallback order of mimetype icons
555331 Deprecate adoption of mounts
556335 make check fails in
556334 Warning when building without selinux support
556422 g_file_enumerator_next_file: unclear...
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Danish (da)
Polish (pl)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Romanian (ro)
Russian (ru)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.18.0 to GLib 2.18.1
* Bugs fixed:
550433 g_test_init doesn't recognize --help
523463 Core dump in gmain.c:2482:IA__g_main_context_check
551228 G_STRFUNC on recent Sun compiler should be expanded...
551410 gtestutils.c: using printf without prototype
551731 g_date_set_time[_t] docs should mention what timezone
548321 <string.h> is not included in gi18n-lib.h
551149 xdgmime mem leak
550647 synchronous pipe I/O when reading mount reply
551887 Docs for g_desktop_app_info_new_from_filename aren't...
551681 g_content_type_guess() too naive with filenames
552352 g_app_info_launch doesn't work if "Path" key...
551408 gmodule.def generated to builddir...
552359 g_file_info_get_icon should return GThemedIcon, and...
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Bengali India (bn_IN)
British English (en_GB)
Hindi (hi)
Croatian (hr)
Korean (ko)
Oriya (or)
Turkish (tr)
Telugu (te)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.17.7 to GLib 2.18.0
* Win32:
- rework the g_poll() implementation to match poll() semantics more closely
* Bugs fixed:
324234 Using g_io_add_watch_full() to wait for connect() to return...
548278 Async GETs connections are always terminated unexpectedly...
500246 Bug fixes for giowin32
523939 Example program for GValue
550096 GBookmarkFile parser is not forward compatible
550040 Move GString, rand and printf tests to the unit test framework
550104 trivial documentation fix for g_get_home_dir
548988 g_file_replace fails on Windows when the target file exists
550059 Wrong docs for g_emblemed_icon_add_emblem
548800 Missing a g_object_get_type function
550056 Missing documentation for g_emblemed_icon_get_emblems
* Updated translations:
Bulgarian (bg)
Czech (cs)
German (de)
Estonian (et)
Basque (eu)
French (fr)
Hebrew (he)
Hungarian (hu)
Italian (it)
Japanese (ja)
Lithuanian (lt)
Maithili (mai)
Dutch (nl)
Swedish (sv)
Thai (th)
Ukrainian (uk)
Vietnamese (vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.17.6 to GLib 2.17.7
* More fixes for 64-bit Windows
- Add a vfs implementation for HTTP and HTTPS URIs on Windows
* Bugs fixed:
546329 API docs for g_utf8_normalize() are incorrect
546876 Modify GMarkup parser to accept &#x1; .. &#x1f;
547200 g_utf8_find_next_char() issues
547637 unconditional #include of sys/statfs.h in configure
547337 G_DISABLE_DEPRECATED breaks tests build
547832 gtk+-2.12.11 fails to build - AC_PROG_MMAP too strict
502498 Test framework assertion failures should follow gcc
546371 Improve docs re g_file_monitor
546483 GThemedIcon:use-default-fallbacks is not readable without...
546132 GFileIcon is bindings-unfriendly
542156 zfs mount in home directory shown on nautilus desktop
535124 umask 002 not being applied for new directories...
547080 g_file_copy leaks expected errors
546582 Callbacks from GFileMonitor present a GFile...
547262 Missing link in the docs
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Catalan (ca)
Spanish (es)
Basque (eu)
Finnish (fi)
Galician (gl)
Hebrew (he)
Marathi (mr)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Portugese (pt)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Swedish (sv)
Thai (th)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.17.4 to GLib 2.17.6
* Fix problems on 64-bit Windows
* g_markup_context_get_user_data: New function to access
the user_data outside of callbacks
- g_mount_guess_content_type_sync: synchronous version of
- GEmblem: A GIcon implementation that adds emblem-related
metadata to icons
- GEmblemedIcon: A GIcon implementation that can add emblems
to icons
* Bugs fixed:
544088 option_test_LDADD is left in tests/
544465 gmarkup makes it hard to use pre-rolled parsers
545485 Implicit declaration of utime()
545798 "Since: 2.18" mark is missing in g_set_error_literal...
544140 fam-helper 64-bit issue
529694 SELinux context setting support
545157 wrong/no list of "open with" applications for .cc...
545203 gfile.c: argument is different type
545457 gdmsetup crashed with SIGSEGV in g_unix_mount_guess...
544177 Fix trivial cut and paste error in documentation
545395 Language tweak for g_value_set_string* docs
541036 Gnumeric crashes when trying to open Desktop...
546079 leak in xdgmime
545395 Language tweak for g_value_set_string* docs
546017 Don't copy attributes when copying a symlink
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Estonian (et)
Galician (gl)
Italian (it)
Japanese (ja)
Korean (ko)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Pashto (ps)
Portugese (pt)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.17.3 to GLib 2.17.4
* GIO:
- New API to handle content types: g_mount_guess_content_type,
- Export the eject-button signal on the volume monitor class
- New API to enable out-of-process volume monitors:
* GObject:
- New API to handle signals without slots in the class structure:
g_signal_new_class_handler, g_signal_override_class_handler
* Internationalization:
- Add an NC_ macro that is a no-op equivalent of C_
* GMarkup:
- Add two new functions g_markup_parse_context_push,
g_markup_parse_context_pop to support "subparsers"
* Bugs fixed:
541208 Functions to easily install and use signals without...
541507 Ambiguous description of assigned characters in the...
543040 async reading on dummy file will crash on GIO_USE_VFS=local
543560 enable gio-FEN back-end warnings on Solaris will crash...
528317 GRegex does not allow recursion limit
337518 GMarkup: Subparser support
541794 drive-eject-button signal
541793 activation root for volumes
467707 test_iconv_state() in tests/convert-test.c fails on AIX 5.3
428048 2 of 51 tests fail on Solaris
542332 small fix for error message in GMarkup
482413 get_contents_stdio -- overflow and memory corruption
406120 g_ascii_strtod
334234 "printf" format error
536996 Missing noop i18n macro equivalent to C_
540616 mem leak in filechooser button
539229 gobject-query calls itself query
521589 [RFC] gobject documentation should mention Vala
543168 Description of G_SLICE=debug-blocks discourages its use
543220 Case collision on gio-extension-points.html
530759 update the gobject tutorial to the XXI century
535223 gbookmark file inefficiency ...
543504 crash in Epiphany Web Browser: Opening local file
* Updated translation:
German (de)
Estonian (et)
Pashto (ps)
Albanian (sq)
Thai (th)
Traditional Chinese (zh_HK)
Traditional Chinese (zh_TW)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.17.1 to GLib 2.17.3
- fix for CVE-2008-2371
* Bugs fixed:
538119 glib's mainloop leaks a pipe to sub-processes
537635 Corrections and improvements to g_time_val_{to,from}_iso8601
539067 The document g_io_channel_win32_new_fd() says...
535949 annotate g_strip_context and g_dpgettext with G_GNUC_FORMAT
539123 annotate g_d[n]gettext with G_GNUC_FORMAT
539074 Cannot get exit status with g_spawn_command_line_sync
316221 G_LOCK warns about breaking strict-aliasing rules
539770 migrate gstrfunc unit tests to gtest
539626 Update docstrings for g_object_freeze_notify and g_object_thaw_notify
538044 unconditional use of LC_MESSAGES
540545 Monotonic time and timer offset
535947 want g_set_error_literal
539999 glibconfig.h: add GLIB_USING_SYSTEM_PRINTF
536252 GFileEnumerator should allow access to the containing GFile
538362 Get Win32 icons back in the file chooser
540802 g_list_prepend doesn't concat lists
540423 unrecoverable error after g_seekable_truncate
538836 make check failure on PPC and ALPHA: on g_atomic_pointer_get
539090 g_content_type_from_mime_type() should unalias
540331 g_file_append_to () documentation: can return NULL
534639 add g_desktop_app_info_new_from_keyfile
536733 gio build failure on Irix
536160 Add g_file_monitor()
538127 FileChooser broken on win32
531476 /live-g-file/test_traverse_structure test fails on Mac HFS+
538564 gio should have gio-types.h
540047 glib-genmarshal.c: '#include <io.h>' is too before
Updated translations:
Korean (ko)
Occitan (oc)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.17.0 to GLib 2.17.1
* New function: g_utime(), a gstdio wrapper for utime()
* New functions: g_dgettext() and g_dngettext(), wrappers
for corresponding gettext functions with added functionaliy
* Support the latest version of the shared-mime spec, including
icons for mime types
* New function: g_themed_icon_prepend_name()
* Bugs fixed:
535418 Please document which glib version defines goffset
528715 Misprint in the description of the interface g_type_class_add_private
528714 Misprint in the description of the interface g_param_spec_flags
537260 Doc bug in G_TYPE_INSTANCE_GET_CLASS()
530527 Misprint in the description of the interface
530526 Misprint in the description of the fields 'class_init' and
'class_finalize' of the structure GTypeInfo
528719 Improvement to the documentation of the "g_object_connect" interface
528172 gtk_signal_handlers_unblock_* functions return value
amount of matched signals, not amount of actually unblocked
528717 Misprint in the description of the parameter 'type_id' for
the interface g_type_register_fundamental
528716 Misprint in the description of the parameter 'iface_data' for
the callback types GInterfaceInitFunc and GInterfaceFinalizeFunc
537555 GObject instantiation not thread safe
537546 'desktop' shortcut in file chooser looks like a generic folder
537392 Additional colon in xattr name
536641 Filesystem querying in gio does not list AFS and autofs file systems
528600 g_dummy_file_get_parent("scheme://")
503071 Application direction changes to right to left even if theres no
502511 g_assert_cmphex prints invalid message
338162 Use po/LINGUAS
314453 Nautilus crashes in Solaris when browsing the attached file
529321 make check fails in glib/pcre
455215 g_get_user_special_dir: no reference about G_USER_DIRECTORY_DOWNLOAD
fallback to $HOME/Desktop if xdg-user-dirs is not in use
498732 g_key_file_to_data cannot fail
511367 add g_file_make_directory_with_parents
531900 Use __builtin_offsetof for G_STRUCT_OFFSET if building with
gcc 4.0 or newer
536158 also bump GHashTable version when a node is removed via
531403 g_utf8_collate broken on Mac
535628 test/patterntest.c still includes gpattern.h directly
535625 alias.h:2648: error: 'utime' undeclared here (not in a function)
* Translation updates:
Arabic (ar)
German (de)
Italian (it)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Thai (th)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.16.x to GLib 2.17.0
* Update to Unicode 5.1
* Update included libcharset to the one shipped with libiconv 0.12
* Update included PCRE to 7.7
* Enforce that only toplevel headers are directly included.
This is turned on by default for GObject and GIO. To turn
it on for GLib, define G_DISABLE_SINGLE_INCLUDES.
* Fix library version of GIO. GLib 2.16 shipped with
* On Solaris, use FEN for file monitoring in GIO
* Use the GIO_EXTRA_MODULES environment variable to find
additional GIO modules
* G_GNUC_ALLOC_SIZE: New macro that wraps the gcc alloc_size
function attribute
* g_checksum_reset: New function to reset the state of a GChecksum
* g_unix_mount_monitor_set_rate_limit: New function to limit the
rate at which events are reported
* g_file_query_file_type: New utility function to query the type of
a file
* g_memory_output_stream_get_data_size: New function to obtain the
size of the written data.
* Bugs fixed:
522292 Gives warnings in glib/gutils.h with GCC in C99 mode
523298 win_iconv can't convert from UTF-8 to GB18030 (or vice versa)
518160 replace two g_strdup_printf calls in GBookmarkFile
523877 gbookmarkfile: avoid using g_string_append_printf() and
other optimizations
525192 100% CPU if run main loop with no IO sources
315437 extern inline -> static inline
524314 g_convert() on Win32 implicitly converts full width
alphanumerics into half width
525732 Error in documentation for g_list_first
525674 A typo in gmarkup.c
448943 g_timeout_add_seconds() problems
525972 UCS-4 not in the new win_iconv implementation
526619 make test-report crash
491554 Update to Unicode 5.1.0
519137 g_slice_dup macro needs cast for 64-bit platform
528752 Win32 build and SSL not working
530457 G_USER_DIRECTORY_DOWNLOAD folder improperly mapped
528667 Typos in testing module documentation
459905 Bug in wcwidth data
534085 g_unichar_iswide_cjk() has a totally wrong table
501651 Update glib/libcharset
519026 G_STMT_START/G_STMT_END test a non-existent preprocessor symbol
534319 GLib's .pc files could use Libs.private
534137 Typo in g_spawn_async_with_pipes doc
517419 gio win32 directory monitor
526796 Wrong order of arguments in g_file_copy's fallback
530196 _g_local_file_has_trash_dir() doesn't handle st_dev == 0
532965 Should not return filesystem::free for certain file systems
525553 fix typo and nitpicking in GArray documentation
526572 Missing * in declaration of parent_class in Object
Destruction section of GObject Reference Manual
528648 Extra >s in Object Construction section
535021 g_param_spec_internal documentation should
describe purpose of nick and blurb
521513 Firefox crash when using file picker
528433 gdesktopappinfo snafu ...
533369 API g_file_info_get_attribute_string () unables to get "...
521045 glib f_fstypename miscellany
521672 compile error
521946 control rate limit on GUnixMountMonitor
522335 Fails to build: glib/gtester.c:276: error: 'ARG_MAX' unde...
523015 Implement sliding window based upload operation
523019 Use new GCC 4 feature
523338 list nfs4 as a nfs mount type
524350 Make glib build without NLS again
524579 g_file_copy reports wrong total on progress callback for ...
524742 A typo in gtestutils.c.
524950 Minor documentation typos.
525866 the user directory should not be considered as a mount to...
526320 should not list mounts that the user doesn't have permiss...
527132 nautilus crash when making ftp connection
532852 CRITICAL **: totem_pl_parser_parse_with_base: assertion `...
534759 Build failure in gio
534764 Typo in error produced by g_file_make_directory
521851 Redudant tests in gunixmounts.c
524344 glib/gthread.h still use G_GNUC_PRETTY_FUNCTION
525060 glib fails to build with -DG_DISABLE_ASSERT in CPPFLAGS o...
534177 Invalid description of the interface g_cclosure_marshal_S...
520715 Add GFile method g_file_query_file_type
523039 nautilus can't access to trash/computer/network if gvfs i...
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Bulgarian (bg)
Catalan (ca)
Czech (cs)
Greek (el)
Candian English (en_CA)
British English (en_GB)
Spanish (es)
Estonian (et)
Basque (eu)
Galician (gl)
Hebrew (he)
Hungarian (hu)
Japanese (ja)
Lithuanian (lt)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Dutch (nl)
Occitan (oc)
Portugese (pt)
Russian (ru)
Slovak (sk)
Albanian (sq)
Swedish (sv)
Turkish (tr)
Vietnamese (vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.16.0 to GLib 2.16.1
* Fix a crash in g_themed_icon_new
* Update the included PCRE to 7.6
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.6 to GLib 2.16.0
* Fix the definition of G_INLINE_FUNC to work with gcc 4.3.0
* GIO:
- Add missing GMountMountFlags argument to g_unix_volume_mount
- Fix the adopt_orphan_mount vfunc to take a volume monitor
- Add properties to GThemedIcon for bindings sake
* Bugs fixed:
520484 gvfsd-trash crashed with SIGSEGV in g_path_is_absolute()
510855 g_checksum_update(): Take -1 for length.
517676 g_themed_icon_new*() do more than call g_object_new().
518816 should handle rmdir returning EEXIST correctly
519352 g_[s]list_delete_link() docs
519489 Fixes for sparse warnings in gio
520169 add monitor argument to vfunc for GVolumeMonitor
520700 Add type check in g_file_query_exists
521145 FILE_READ_ONLY_VOLUME not present on Mingw32
518720 No MIME type for empty files
521013 in documentation, goffset doesn't say "Since 2.x"
521028 Missleading error messages from g_io_channel_set_encoding()
517484 GMainLoop could set the thread "Alertable" for APCs to be...
* Updated translations:
Assamese (as)
Bengali India (bn_IN)
Czech (cs)
German (de)
Spanish (es)
Estonian (et)
Finnish (fi)
French (fr)
Gujarati (gu)
Italian (it)
Lithuanian (lt)
Malayalam (ml)
Marathi (mr)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Romanian (ro)
Russian (ru)
Slovak (sk)
Ukrainian (uk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.5 to GLib 2.15.6
* GIO:
- New file attributes: trash::item-count, filesystem::use-preview
- Rename g_file_contains_file to g_file_has_prefix
- g_file_query_filesystem_info grew async variants
- g_themed_icon_append_name: new convenience function
- g_content_type_get_icon is implemented now
- Only show mounts in /media and ~
- g_file_contains_file has been renamed to g_file_has_prefix
* Win32:
- g_win32_get_package_installation_directory_of_module: new function
which supersedes g_win32_get_package_installation_directory
- Use alertable wait functions so that I/O completion routines or
user-mode Asynchronous Procedure Calls can be run
- Fix race conditions in g_spawn implementation on win32
* Other:
- g_uri_get_scheme has been renamed go g_uri_parse_scheme
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Belarusian Latin (be@latin)
Catalan (ca)
British English (en_GB)
Finnish (fi)
Galician (gl)
Hebrew (he)
Italian (it)
Kannada (kn)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Dutch (nl)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Vietnamese (vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.4 to GLib 2.15.5
* Update the included PCRE to 7.6
* GIO:
- g_volume_should_automount: new function to determine if a volume
should be mounted automatically
- g_file_query_default_handler: new convenience function to get
the default handler for a file
- g_app_info_launch_default_for_uri new convenience function to
launch the default handler for a URI
- Use mimeapps.list and defaults.list as discussed on xdg list
- g_app_info_get_default_for_uri_scheme has a real implementation
now (gvfs provides a GConf-based implementation)
- There is the beginning of a test suite
- standard::description: new file attribute
- GMountMountFlags flags argument added to mount calls
* GObject:
- class initialization is now threadsafe
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Catalan (ca)
Spanish (es)
Basque (eu)
Italian (it)
Japanese (ja)
Kannada (kn)
Korean (ko)
Macedonian (mk)
Occitan (oc)
Portugese (pt)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Swedish (sv)
Thai (th)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.3 to GLib 2.15.4
* G_GNUC_PRETTY_FUNCTION has been deprecated
* GIO:
- g_file_copy has an async variant now
- Drives and volumes now have API to get identifiers
like Hal UDIs or UUIDs.
- There is now a registration API to let modules register
extensions they provide, such as volume monitor implementations
* Bugs fixed:
511807 g_time_val_to_iso8601() uses MT-unsafe gmtime() function
316260 [patch] Doc patches for gnode (2.8.1)
385132 solaris gettext support fix
484261 ./configure check for system PCRE unicode support fails w...
510292 GOption main help not shown
511580 Implement g_file_copy_async
511654 Compile errors due to C99 constructs
487909 g_utf8_strreverse and combining marks
512381 unused variable 'is_main_group'
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Belarusian (be)
Czech (cz)
Spanish (es)
French (fr)
Galician (gl)
Portugese (pt)
Russian (ru)
Swedish (sv)
Thai (th)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.2 to GLib 2.15.3
* GChecksum:
- g_checksum_update can accept nul-terminated strings
- The MD5 implementation works correctly on buffers
that are longer than 64 bytes
* GIO:
- Don't include a copy of the inotify headers, rely on system headers
- g_file_find_enclosing_mount has an async variant now
- Reduntant seek API on file streams has been removed
* Bugs fixed:
508602 gmemory{in|out}putstream.c: unknown pointer size
508771 There is no g_file_test/exists() for GFile
508773 g_uri_escape_string() documentation unclear.
509465 AM_PATH_GLIB_2_0 doesn't support gio
509626 async functions: Document allowed NULL callback?
509990 GSeekable documentation unclear
510448 No inotify support on ARM or SH5
510855 g_checksum_update(): Take -1 for length.
* Updated translations:
Basque (eu)
Marathi (mr)
Swedish (sv)
Ukrainian (uk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.1 to GLib 2.15.2
* GIO:
- Mount operation API change: unhandled methods get reported via
the reply, rather than by the signal emission return value
- File monitor API change: Add a GError argument to g_file_monitor_file
- g_unix_mount_guess_should_display(): new function
* Bugs fixed:
508224 [PATCH] FAM backend crashes due to double free
508074 GAsyncResult documentation suggests g_freeing it.
508108 GFile documentation slightly unclear.
508309 rpc_pipefs mount points should be hidden
508378 GFileInfo documentation implies that it changes attribute...
508719 g_file_get_relative_path fails if parent is root
508773 g_uri_escape_string() documentation unclear.
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Spanish (es)
Hebrew (he)
Italian (it)
Korean (ko)
Turkish (tr)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.15.0 to GLib 2.15.1
* Portability fixes:
- Assertion functions are marked as noreturn again
- Handling of inline functions has been fixed to work with gcc 4.3
- C99 comments have been removed from headers
- The nonportable sed -i option is no longer used
* GIO:
- Clarified the semantics of g_app_info_get_all()
- API for memory input and output streams has been changed a bit
- GDirectoryMonitor has been removed; GFileMonitor can monitor
files and directories now
* Bugs fixed:
504829 Invalid environment passed to g_spawn_async in g_desktop_...
505258 crash in Users and Groups: Adding a user
505815 g_content_types_get_registered should not g_free keys
491218 g_timer_new() doesn't initialize timer->end
315437 extern inline -> static inline
476856 Inconsistency between standard and implementation of the ...
480122 g_module_open fails to open modules with ".la" extension
495589 gspawn.c failing to set FD_CLOEXEC
500273 doesn't build with --disable-visibility
504142 Do not show empty groups in --help output
504879 giofam incorrectly linked
505042 add file attribute for actually used file size in bytes
505058 xattr namespace docs
505674 Misprint in the definition of the macro G_CCLOSURE_SWAP_DATA
505730 Fails to build on OSX 10.4: _NSGetEnviron not declared
505887 older darwin lacks lchown
506374 gmemoryinputstream api
506461 Conversion of g_assert_not_reached() and friends into fun...
503051 Small bug in glib interface
506395 Updates to GIO documentation
507628 Missing .pc entry for gio linking against glib
505195 [patch] typo in g_try_new0 docs
507822 g{file,directory}monitor changes signal problem
506377 gmemoryoutputstream write implementation
507835 bug in gunixinputstream
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Belarusian Latin (be@latin)
Spanish (es)
Basque (eu)
Irish (ga)
Hebrew (he)
Occitan (oc)
Vietnamese (vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.14.x to GLib 2.15.0
Major new features:
* GIO: a VFS API, designed to replace GnomeVFS. The GIO implementation
in GLib has support for local filesystems. The new, separate gvfs
module contains various backend implementations (cifs, ftp, sftp,
http, ...)
* GChecksum: provides various hash algorithms, such as MD5, SHA-1
and SHA-256
* GTest: a test framework
Smaller additions:
* GHash:
- GHash has iterators, as an alternative to g_hash_table_foreach
* GMarkup:
- g_markup_parse_context_get_element_stack: New function to
get the stack of open elements
- G_MARKUP_PREFIX_ERROR_POSITION: New flag to improve error
- g_markup_collect_attributes: Convenience function for handling
* GKeyFile:
- Functions that take a GError now return a boolean to indicate
success, instead of void
- Various performance improvements
* GAsyncQueue:
- g_async_queue_new_full: new function that allows to specify
a free function for leftover elements
* GError:
- g_prefix_error and g_propagate_prefixed_error: New functions
to ease error propagation
* Internationalization:
- C_: A new 2-argument variant of the Q_() macro
- Use native character set conversion API on Windows
* GLib builds with automake 1.10
* Bugs fixed:
455725 specific combination of g_utf8_strlen and g_pattern_match...
467537 g_convert_with_iconv() not resetting iconv() state correc...
497033 Commandline option parser should warn about missing optio...
504527 gchecksum: Conditional jump or move depends on uninitiali...
445362 Non-numeric local labels in gatomic.c are causing linker ...
482313 gregex: no way to tell why compilation failed
317775 main loops continues to run after g_main_loop_quit() has ...
418778 Insufficient pkg-config version requirement
436293 g_option_context_new() doc should mention that the string...
466557 glib-mkenums shifts ARGV[0] to undefined
468882 GKeyFile doesn't accept "True" as a true boolean value
469551 application --help messages are garbaged on none UTF-8 lo...
479724 Memory leak upon calling "g_main_loop_run" in the seconda...
490061 outptrs uninitialized after g_parse_long_long
490637 gobject documentation patch
495294 glib-genmarshal prints warnings but returns 0
496046 option to prefix location of errors for GMarkup
498113 tests/regex-test fails on 64bit environment
500506 Fails to build on OSX 10.4
500638 gkeyfile speedup ...
500875 Make check fails as there is no "test" target for "build"...
502511 g_assert_cmphex prints invalid message
502927 g_array_index triggers cast aligment warning
503029 g_time_val_from_iso8601 parse non-ISO8601 dates
503222 Need context to translate
503420 gkeyfile leaks a hash table
503470 Fix build when builddir != srcdir
504227 Inverse variant for g_test_trap_assert_stdout, g_test_tra...
71704 file include order
491957 Misprint in the specification of the interface "g_main_co...
491959 Misprint in description of the structure "GThreadPool"
491965 Mistype in the specification of the function "g_hook_list...
491966 Misprint in the specification of the interface "g_main_co...
491968 The documentation does not mention the restriction for th...
491970 The documentation for the interface "g_date_clamp" is inc...
491974 The documentation of the interface "g_main_context_iterat...
491975 The documentation for the interfaces "g_io_channel_read_u...
491979 Misprint in the description of the interfaces g_key_file_...
491982 Misprint in the description of the interface "g_key_file_...
501107 EXTRA_DIST automake warnings
501997 g_utf8_normalize() returns NULL on invalid string
502590 C_/g_dpgettext efficiency
464259 g_set_application_name() docs should say "Since 2.2"
496518 gbase64.c API doc clarification
498728 g_key_file_get_*_list should set length to 0 when returni...
500361 Improve docs for g_array_free() and g_ptr_array_free()
501853 g_checksum_get_digest docs
503862 Allow NULL strings in g_parse_debug_string()
142676 Q_
367550 Add g_async_queue_new_full() with GDestroyNotify function
375651 Minor enhancements to GKeyFile API
443648 MD5 digest support
449937 Upgrade auto* sources to be clean under automake1.9
452887 gmarkup context "get element" function is useless when ca...
491549 [PATCH] Eliminate libiconv dependency on Windows
500507 GHashTableIter API
* Translation updates
Belarusian Latin (be@latin)
Czech (cs)
German (de)
Spanish (es)
Esperanto (et)
French (fr)
Korean (ko)
Marathi (mr)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Slovenian (sl)
Swedish (sv)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.14.2 to GLib 2.14.3
* Update PCRE to 7.4
* Bugs fixed:
487491 Fix some warnings from sparse
488068 Small (one-time) memory leak in glib_gettext initialization
493688 TYPE macro "_get_type ()" is documented wrong
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Belarusian Latin (be@latin)
Estonian (et)
Irish (ga)
Slovenian (sl)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.14.1 to GLib 2.14.2
* Bugs fixed:
476849 Invocation of the interface "g_hook_free" fails in certai...
359165 marshallers can throw warnings with -Wunused
477957 more discussion on g_value_set_object vs. g_value_take_ob...
478459 G_DEFINE_DYNAMIC_TYPE_EXTENDED doesn't work with G_IMPLEM...
483337 inline is disabled for MSVC when compiling C code
478349 Broken link to gettext website
469231 g_spawn optimization for setting all open fds to CLOEXEC
* Updated translations:
Arabic (ar)
Galician (gl)
Hebrew (he)
Korean (ko)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.14.0 to GLib 2.14.1
* Bugs fixed:
476840 Invocation of the interface "g_utf8_strreverse" crashes f...
444765 Fix FIXME in gregex.c when new pcre is out
464145 g_markup_escape_text Produces Invalid XML
465625 g_type_default_interface_ref() does not ensure working g_...
466768 Clearify that comments can be put anywhere in a Key-file.
474229 The GError documentation should give convention for the G...
474899 G_BREAKPOINT() docs inaccurate
475854 Overuse of -lpcre when using system pcre
473879 Incorrect includes in gregex.c
468694 Typoes in documentation
469051 g_snprintf () talks about characters where it probably me...
457601 Missing arch specific atomic implementation
475923 Missing pcre flags when static-linking against glib
475619 does not list -lpthread
* Updated translations:
Bulgarian (bg)
Catalan (ca)
Danish (da)
German (de)
Canadian English (en_CA)
British English (en_GB)
Spanish (es)
Estonian (et)
Finnish (fi)
French (fr)
Gujarati (gu)
Hungarian (hu)
Italian (it)
Georgian (ka)
Kannada (kn)
Lithuanian (lt)
Makedonian (mk)
Norwegian (nb)
Dutch (nl)
Polish (pl)
Portugese (pt)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Romanian (ro)
Russian (ru)
Albanian (sq)
Serbian (sr, sr@Latn)
Swedish (sv)
Tamil (ta)
Thai (th)
Ukrainian (uk)
Vietnamese (vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.7 to GLib 2.14.0
* Last-minute API additions:
- Make g_unichar_combining_class public
- Add goffset type, add G_MAXSSIZE and G_MINSSIZE
* Update PCRE to 7.2
* Bugs fixed:
453998 Make _g_unichar_combining_class() public
462549 gregex.c: variable is declared at middle of block
417068 g_file_test doc inconsistency
* Updated translations:
Assamese (as)
Basque (eu)
Kannada (kn)
Malayalam (ml)
Dutch (nl)
Polish (pl)
Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
Turkish (tr)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.6 to GLib 2.13.7
* The memory corruption warning from the slice allocator that
occurred when threads were initialized after the slice allocator
has been removed, as the slice allocator now works fine
in this scenario.
* New functions g_once_init_enter() and g_once_init_leave() make
it easier to write threadsafe one-time initialization functions
* Bugs fixed:
454473 Simple XML Subset Parser terminates on invalid XML
445813 g_module_open error, add file name
453796 errno gets clobbered by g_filename_display_name
341988 don't use "-c" with msgfmt in
447048 Please produce slightly more output during long tests
454785 GModule documentation lists same block of code twice.
454786 GModule documentation lists same paragraph twice.
383155 small docs quirks in gobject/closure API documentation
65041 _get_type() functions aren't thread safe
* Updated translations
Assamese (as)
Spanish (es)
Gujarati (gu)
Japanese (ja)
Korean (ko)
Macedonian (mk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.5 to GLib 2.13.6
* Reintroduce a GType typedef whose removal in 2.13.5
caused trouble for C++ bindings
* Bugs fixed:
450216 docs not explicit enough about g_free()
451459 g_type_register_static_simple calls g_type_register_static
* Updated translations
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Sinhala (si)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.4 to GLib 2.13.5
* xdg-user-dirs support:
- the Desktop directory is guaranteed to be defined
- user-dirs.dirs is no longer reloaded on changes
* Slice allocator:
- new api to duplicate slices
* Regular expression support:
- GRegex is a boxed type now
* Bugs fixed:
44793 make check failing in trunk
354522 Small problem with PLT hiding 6 symbols
363986 glib 2.12.4 does not compile with SGI IDO cc
443869 g_type_class_add_private doesn't warn when adding 0-sized...
446859 Legitimately return 0 for g_quark_from_string(NULL)
447534 Small typo in g_timeout_add_seconds() doc
447583 GStaticRWLock
447935 g_get_current_dir SIGSEGV on long path
448260 CLAMP has surprising result if low > high
57693 g_string_vprintf()
442029 add g_slice_dup()
445065 Add GRegex boxed type
448819 Add full version of g_timeout_add_seconds()
* Updated translations:
Swedish (sv)
Oriya (or)
Hebrew (he)
Spanish (es)
Estonian (et)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.3 to GLib 2.13.4
* Bugs fixed:
444121 g_get_user_special_dir deadlocks
444161 invalid UTF8 in key name shows up as valgrind error in g_...
444130 g_option_context_get_help() is broken when there's a desc...
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.2 to GLib 2.13.3
* GKeyFile:
- Added defines for easier handling of desktop files
* Unicode support:
- Update g_unichar_iswide_cjk for Unicode 5.0
* Regular expression support:
- GRegex structs can now be ref-counted
- Some new functions for dealing with incremental
replacement have been added
- The GRegexEvalCallback signature has been changed
* g_get_user_special_dir() has been added to support
* Bugs fixed:
419376 Functions using named subpatterns behave inconsistently w...
434358 g_regex_fetch_named() and g_regex_fetch_named_pos() are b...
423708 typo in the README.win32 file see patch below
339225 Add new defines for easier handling of .desktop files
442265 API additions/changes for GRegex
432651 Add a glib-ish xdg_user_dir_lookup
* Updated translations:
Estonian (et)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.1 to GLib 2.13.2
* Unicode support:
- Add g_unichar_ismark()
* GOption:
- Allow to use callbacks for remaining args
* Updated translations:
Belarusian Latin (be@latin)
British English (en_GB)
Galician (gl)
Norwegian bokmål (nb)
Oriya (or)
Spanish (es)
Thai (th)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.13.0 to GLib 2.13.1
* GRegex:
- Portability fixes
- Split into immutable GRegex and GMatchInfo
- Add g_regex_get_max_backref() and g_regex_get_capture_count()
to obtain information about the compiled regex
* GKeyFile:
- Fix roundtrip problems
- Add g_key_file_load_from_dirs()
* Unicode support:
- Fix corner cases in case conversion routines
* GOption:
- Add a function to get the formatted help string
* GHash:
- Add new functions g_hash_table_get_keys() and
g_hash_table_get_values() to retrieve the keys and
values in list form
* Updated transations:
Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)
Arabic (ar)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.12 to GLib 2.13.0
* Add GSequence, a list that is implemented using
a balanced binary tree.
* Add GRegex, an implementation of Perl regular expressions,
based on PCRE.
* Use Posix monotonic clocks instead of gettimeofday()
for GTimer when available.
* Support static initialization of GQeues with G_QUEUE_INIT,
g_queue_init() and g_queue_clear().
* Add g_string_chunk_clear() for clearing a
* Add g_unichar_get_script() to obtain Unicode
script information.
* Add g_unichar_iszerowidth() to obtain information
about zero-width characters.
* Add G_GNUC_MAY_ALIAS which wraps the gcc may_alias
type attribute.
* G_GNUC_INTERNAL has a working definition for the
Sun Studio compiler. This requires the macro to
be positioned before the function declaration.
* The slice allocator can produce detailed debugging
information with G_SLICE=debug-blocks.
* Modules support G_DEBUG flags resident-modules and
* Add G_DEFINE_DYNAMIC_TYPE() to make it easier
to define types in modules.
* Bug fixes: too many to list them in detail here.
* New and updated translations (be,bg,bn,ca,cs,de,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.12.1 to GLib 2.12.2
* Unicode updates:
- Normalization is following Unicode TR #29
- g_unichar_isxdigit() only accept characters
for which g_unichar_xdigit_value() returns a value
- g_unichar_toupper and g_unichar_tolower leave
unconvertable characters in place instead of
replacing them by NUL
* Bugs fixed
348491 g_utf8_strup() and g_utf8_strdown() returns
string with NUL bytes
349825 GKeyFile always inserts a newline before a group
347842 g_unichar_isxdigit() is too general about what
it considers a digit
348694 g_utf8_normalize() hasn't been updated to PR #29
348785 Hint about G_DEBUG in Message Logging docs
349792 Wrong english string (UI)
349952 gparamspecs.c uses gcc feature
* Translation updates (ca,cs,de,dz,es,eu,fi,gu,ko,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.12.0 to GLib 2.12.1
* Update to final Unicode Character Database 5.0.0
* Bugs fixed:
346660 issues with base64 api documentation / g_base64_decode_cl...
348136 Coverity reports allocation of wrong size CID #2839
336281 Update to UCD 5.0
346197 g_date_strftime %F option doesnt work for win32
348011 Small optimization to real_toupper()
246494 prototype mismatch in glib/gconvert.c
* New and updated translations (bg,bn_IN,ca,dz,eu,fi,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.11.4 to GLib 2.12
* Bugs fixed:
344905 leap-year bug in g_time_val_from_iso8601 w/o HAVE_TIMEGM
* Updated translations (cy,nb,nl)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.11.3 to GLib 2.11.4
* GBookmarkFile:
- g_bookmark_file_remove_item returns a boolean
* g_mkstemp accepts the XXXXXX in the middle of
the template
* Bugs fixed:
344868 g_key_file_to_data should separate groups
* Updated translations (de,es,fr,gu,hi,ko,th)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.11.2 to GLib 2.11.3
* GBookmarkFile:
- g_bookmark_file_move_item: Return TRUE in case of
an empty target
* Bugs fixed:
343919 gunicollate.c: strxfrm bug on VC8
* Updated translations (fi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.11.1 to GLib 2.11.2
* Add g_ascii_stroll to parse signed 64bit integers
* GMarkup: add a flag to treat CDATA as text
* GHashTable: add functions to remove all entries
* GMainLoop: add functions to find the currently
running source, and determine if it is destroyed
* Bug fixes:
342563 g_atomic_thread_init() needs to be called before
other _g_*_thread_init() functions
343548 Potential use after free in callers of g_string_free()
168538 Wish: Clearing contents of GHashTables
321886 GTK+ cannot be reliably used in multi-threaded
341826 goption.c: 'strtoll' is C99's function
343899 g_ascii_formatd dosn't work as expected for all
format strings
317793 Make GEnumValue strings const
337129 Compile warnings in G_IMPLEMENT_INTERFACE
303622 What is G_TYPE_CHAR?
* Updated translations (bg,dz,eu,gl,ja,ko,nl,th,vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.11.0 to GLib 2.11.1
* GOption
- Support 64-bit integers
- Allow optional text before and after the options
in help output
* Bug fixes:
340538 gbase64-test writes OOB
340816 GKeyFile set_string_list invalid memory reads
339105 g_key_file_parse_value_as_double
340434 convert-test.c fails (function test_one_half)
311043 Memory leaks (and potential infinite loops)
335198 Error checking mutexes are fubar
341237 Add a G_OPTION_ARG_INT64
341192 g_io_channel_set_flags not implemented on win32
336120 Allow adding description before/after GOption
--help output body
341191 misplaced check in g_relation_delete
340530 mismatched calloc / g_free in win32 threads
* Updated translation (es)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.10.x to GLib 2.11.0
* GBookmarkFile: a parser for files containing bookmarks
stored using the Desktop Bookmark specification.
* Base64 encoding support
* Unicode 5.0 support
* GOption supports floating point numbers
* GKeyFile supports floating point numbers
* Bug fixes:
155884 gatomic.c should be based on new SDK
157877 update-desktop-database doesn't handle duplicate entries
164719 keyfile parser doesn't support floats
327662 Import BookmarkFile from libegg
329789 option-test.c type confusion
332841 Segmentation Fault when %llu is passed to vasnprintf and
HAVE_SNPRINTF is not defined
333879 gthread/gthread-win32.c: IsDebuggerPresent needs '#define
_WIN32_WINDOWS 0x0401'
333916 g_timer_elapsed docs should mention that microseconds
may be NULL
334440 dlerror() portability issue causes crash on (old) a.out
NetBSD platform
334646 goption + error out params
334799 g_remove() must check return value of remove()
334943 make check FAIL: threadpool-test
335215 Some breakages with GThreadPool
336085 g_option_context_new parameter lacks better explanation
336677 Documentation for g_object_ref_sink() is incorrect
337027 gbookmarkfile.c: sys/time.h include error
337553 Wrong escaping of URIs
338572 Dereferencing NULL value in g_key_file_get_group_comment
338845 g_completion_complete_utf8 crashes when NULL is passed to it
339337 g_bookmark_file_set_description
339338 gbookmarkfile.c, function expand_exec_line
339340 gbookmarkfile.c, function bookmark_app_info_dump
* Translation updates (bg,en_GB,et,gl,gu,he,hi,ka,nb,nl,nn,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.10.0 to GLib 2.10.1
* Bugs fixed:
314794 Broken pthread detection on Darwin [Gregor Riepl]
322476 Missing check for .dylib [Vladimir Panov]
333651 Inconsistent _g_charset_get_aliases prototype [Julio
M. Merino Vidal]
333761 GInitiallyUnowned breaks application code [Sven Herzberg]
* Win32 changes:
- Fix g_listenv() implementation.
- Allow up to 100 GPrivate structs
* Translation updates (fr,hu,lt,pl,sv)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.6 to GLib 2.10.0
* Bugs fixed:
328997 64bit pointer trunction in glib slab-allocator
[Pascal Hofstee]
331110 g_cond_broadcast(inform_cond) without holding
inform_mutex [Chris Wilson, Sebastian Wilhelmi]
332093 Fix some leaks in the tests [Kjartan Maraas]
332435 g_utf8_strlen returns wrong value if a maximum
number of bytes to check is specified
[Matthias Clasen]
331367 gslice requires more POSIX-like semantics for
GPrivate destructors [Tor Lillqvist]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Kang Jeong-Hee,
Tor Lillqvist, Stefan Kost]
* Translation updates (el,eu,ka,uk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.5 to GLib 2.9.6
* Bugs fixed:
329124 distclean removes README [Kjartan Maraas, Tim Janik]
317679 GRelation field type not documented [Behdad Esfahbod]
329123 Typo in GTime docs [Kjartan Maraas]
* Documentation improvements [Sven Herzberg, David
Schleef, Kjartan Maraas, Behdad Esfahbod]
* Translation updates (cs,cy,it,ko,pt,sq,sr,sr@Latn,ru
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.4 to GLib 2.9.5
* Memory management:
Runtime debugging support: The slice allocator
can be turned off by setting G_SLICE=always-malloc
in the environment. Zeroing of freed memory can
now be turned on at runtime by setting
G_DEBUG=gc-friendly in the environment. [Tim Janik]
* Bugs fixed:
328253 HP-UX/IA-64 uses ".so" as default shared library
extension [Albert Chin]
143380 unicode-encoding test fails converting to UTF-16
with libiconv [Marc Moorcroft]
328254 Build breakage (GSlice) [Jens Ganseuer]
328705 C99ism in glib/gmem.c [Kazuki Iwamoto]
* Translation updates (da,et,zh_CN)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.3 to GLib 2.9.4
* Type system:
Fix a problem with g_object_compat_control() which
can lead to segfaults in GTK+ applications on 64bit
* Thread suppport:
Unused threads now fall back to the global pool after
500 milliseconds, where they wait for another
max-idle-time milliseconds. [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Fix a memory allocation problem in GKeyFile. [Morten
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.2 to GLib 2.9.3
* GTree:
- Replace the simple recursive implementation by
a nonrecursive, threaded one [Maurizio Monge]
* Change g_filename_display_name and
g_filename_display_basename to use the Unicode
replacement character U+FFFD instead of a question
mark, and don't append "(invalid encoding)" [Matthias]
* Documentation improvements [Sven Herzberg, Federico
Mena Quintero, Stefan Kost]
* Bugs fixed:
323937 gslice.c in glib 2.9.1 doesn't build on Mac OS X
[Bogdan Nicula]
326558 Some test failures on IRIX 6.5 [Daichi Kawahata]
169285 "threaded" tree implementation for GTree
[Maurizio Monge]
326747 g_filename_display_basename adds (invalid encoding)
[Alberto Ruiz]
Other contributors: Christian Kellner, Murray Cumming
New and updated translations (bg,ca,de,es,et,gu,ja,nl,th,vi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.1 to GLib 2.9.2
* Memory management:
- Add tests for cache colorization [Tim Janik]
- Minimize space consumption if small amounts of differently
sized slices are allocated, at a small performance cost. [Tim]
* Thread support:
- Add g_atomic_pointer_set() and g_atomic_int_set() [Tim Janik,
Sebastian Wilhelmi]
- Add g_thread_pool_set_sort_function() to allow sorting the
tasks of a threadpool. [Martyn Russell]
- Add g_thread_pool_set_idle_time() to allow unused threads
to exit after a certain time. [Martyn]
* Type system:
- introduce a new type GInitiallyUnowned, which has an initial
floating reference. [Tim]
- Add support for GType parameters. [Matthias]
* Main loop:
- Add g_main_context_is_owner() to determine if the current
thread is the owner of the context. [Michael Meeks]
* Provide g_access(), g_chdir(), g_unlink(), g_rmdir() as
wrapper functions instead of macros. [Manish Singh]
* Documentation improvements [Tim, Matthias, Federico Mena Quintero,
Stefan Kasal, Dan Williams]
* New and updated translations (en_CA,fi,fr,gl,ml,nb,no,zh_HK,zh_TW)
* Bugs fixed:
324179 g_allocator_new() returns pointer to const dummy which Gtk+ 2.8
tries to modify [J. Ali Harlow]
324332 g_option_context_parse() returns false without setting error
[Tim-Philipp Müller]
324950 GLIB 2.9.1 testcase errors [Dan Yefimov]
325015 gslice.c: process.h is needed on Windows [Kazuki Iwamoto]
321978 G_DATALIST_GET_FLAGS() macro is not casting datalist to
gpointer [Andrew Paprocki]
316221 G_LOCK warns about breaking strict-aliasing [Michal Benes,
Stanislav Brabec]
325273 Error in documentation for glib_check_version () [Declan Naughton]
325310 g_spawn_sync hangs when catching both stdout and
stderr [Tor Lillqvist]
325249 gcc warning when using g_rmdir from <glib/gstdio.h> [Jani Monoses]
325864 glib/gthreadpool.c:"#define debug(...)" is C99 [Kazuki Iwamoto]
325874 Should say somewhere that source IDs are > 0 [Dan Williams]
325438 a typo (compatability) [Stefan Kasal]
323937 gslice.c in glib 2.9.1 doesn't build on Mac OS X [Bogdan Nicula]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.9.0 to GLib 2.9.1
* Memory management
- The slice allocator is implemented [Tim Janik]
- g_slice_free_chain() has been renamed to
g_slice_free_chain_with_offset() [Tim, Behdad Esfahbod]
- Mem chunks are deprecated [Matthias Clasen]
* Data structures
- Hash tables are refcounted, and have a boxed type [Tim]
* Thread support
- Support for Solaris threads has been removed
[Sebastian Wilhelmi, Andrew Paprocki]
- g_async_queue_sort(), g_async_queue_push_sorted() have
been added to allow GAsyncQueue to be used as a priority
queue, together with the corresponding _unlocked
variants [Martyn Russell]
* GObject:
- The concept of a floating initial reference has been
moved from GtkObject to GObject [Tim]
* Win32 changes:
- Make g_rename() replace existing files [Tor Lillqvist]
* Misc new API:
- G_GUINT64_CONSTANT macro to define guint64
constants [Andrew Paprocki]
- G_GNUC_WARN_UNUSED_RESULT macro to instruct the
compiler to emit a warning if the value returned
by a function is ignored. [Arjan van de Ven, Alex Larsson]
- GList and GSList now have sort functions which take an
extra user data argument [Martyn Russell]
- g_param_spec_ref_sink() has been added for consistency [Tim]
* $LOGNAME is respected when determining user data. [Laszlo Peter]
* Other changes and bug fixes [Tim, Matthias, Behdad,
Christian Persch, Benedikt Meurer, Andrew Paprocki,
Kazuki Iwamoto, Alexis S. L. Carvalho, Stanislav Brabec,
Andreas Schwab, Kalle Vahlman]
* Documentation
- Deprecation warnings carry version information [Matthias]
- The slice allocator has been documented [Matthias, Tim]
- Other improvements [Morten Welinder]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.8.x to GLib 2.9.0
* Unicode support:
- The Unicode tables have been updated to Unicode 4.1,
adding several new values to the GUnicodeBreakType
enumeration. This breaks Pango <= 1.10
[Behdad Esfahbod]
- The various Unicode character predicate functions
(g_unichar_isalpha, g_unichar_isdigit,...) have
been optimized
- g_utf8_pointer_to_offset, g_utf8_offset_to_pointer:
These functions handle negative offsets now, and
going backwards in g_utf8_offset_to_pointer uses
"stutter stepping".
[Larry Ewing, Matthias Clasen]
* Memory management:
- Mem chunks are no longer used internally in GLib and
GObject. GMemChunk will be deprecated in GLib 2.10
- All APIs based on GAllocator (g_list_push/pop_allocator,
and similar push/pop_allocator functions for other
data structures) have been deprecated, since they
never worked as intended.
- The g_slice_* functions have been added as a
new API for fast allocation of small memory blocks.
The implementation in GLib 2.9.0 is just a simple
wrapper around malloc. GLib 2.10 will have an
efficient and scalable implementation.
[Tim Janik, Matthias]
* Pattern matching:
- g_pattern_match has been optimized to avoid
unnecessary recursion.
[Tim, Matthias]
* g_intern_string, g_intern_static_string:
- New functions to intern strings. These are now used
by GObject to avoid duplicating static strings
* g_thread_foreach:
- New function to iterate over all GThreads
[Tim, Matthias]
* g_date_set_time_t, g_date_set_time_val:
- New functions to set a GDate from a time_t or
GTimeVal value. g_date_set_time has been deprecated
in favor of these.
[Roger Leigh]
* g_snprintf and g_vsnprintf:
- These functions are no longer declared in gprintf.h,
since they are in glib.h
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.8.0 to GLib 2.8.1
* Optimize single-character insertions in GString [Ross Burton]
* Fix build problems on OS X
* Fix build problems on Win32 [Tor Lillqvist, Hans Breuer]
* Other bug fixes [Matthew F. Barnes, Stepan Kasal]
* Documentation improvements [Tristan van Berkom, Behnam
Esfahbod, Gustavo Carneiro, Stepan Kasal, Matthias]
* New and updated translations (ca,cy,ko,ro,uk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.7 to GLib 2.8.0
* Make g_value_transform() handle enum values
correctly on ppc64. [Michael Lorenz]
(Third-party code accessing enumeration values
in GValues should also be changed to access
v_long, not v_int, in order to work on bigendian
64bit machines.)
* Make g_flags_get_first_value() handle a value
of 0 meaningfully. [Tim-Philipp Müller]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.6 to GLib 2.7.7
* Make atomic operations on s390 work [Matthias]
* Fix C++ guards in gstdio.h [Tor Lillqvist]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.5 to GLib 2.7.6
* Add native implementations of atomic operations
on s390 [Matthias]
* Make atomic reference counting of closures
work on s390 [Matthias]
* Avoid an infinite loop in g_convert_with_iconv().
[Sebastian Bacher]
* Documentation improvements [Ross Burton]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.4 to GLib 2.7.5
* Thread-related changes
- Fix build issues on HP-UX [Paul Cornett]
- Threadsafe access to flags stored in datasets [Tim Janik]
- Fix several issues with atomic refcounting for
closures, objects and paramspecs [Tim]
- Improve tests for atomic refcounting changes [Tim]
* Fix handling of stateful encodings in g_convert_* [Matthias]
* Fix translation of GOption help output [Dan Winship]
* Catch format errors in translations. This may cause
"make check" to fail when using older versions
of gettext [Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Documentation improvements [Ross Burton, Jochen Baier,
Matthias, Tim]
* New and updated translations (de,fi,gu,pl,pt,tr,zh_TW)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.3 to GLib 2.7.4
* Fix g_atomic_pointer_compare_and_exchange
on Sparc64 [Gert Doering]
* Fix a hang in g_thread_pool_free. [Hong Jen Yee]
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillquist]
* Other bug fixes [Benoit Dejean, Manish Singh]
* Documentation improvements [Bryan Silverthorn,
Callum McKenzie]
* New and updated translations (de,lt,sq,zh_CN)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.2 to GLib 2.7.3
* GOption
- Allow callbacks with optional arguments [Pawel Sliwowski]
- Allow to turn off the automatic long option name
disambiguation [Adam McLaurin]
- Only allow printable ASCII as short option names [Matthias]
* Win32
- Build fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
- Rewrite iochannel socket implementation [Tor]
* GObject
- Threadsafety improvements; in particular, refcounting
of objects is done atomically now. [Wim Taymans, Tim Janik]
* Bug fixes [Morten Welinder, Matthias, Wim Taymans]
* Documentation improvements [Richard Laager, Matthias]
* New and improved translations (bf,cs,hu,nb,nl,no)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.1 to GLib 2.7.2
* Win32 build fixes [Hans Breuer]
* Bug fixes [Mikael Magnusson]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen]
* New and updated translations (en_CA,es,et,ja,sr,sr@Latn,zh_TW)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.7.0 to GLib 2.7.1
* GOption
- Allow callback arguments without parameters [Dan Winship]
* GMappedFile: an mmap wrapper [David Schleef, Behdad Esfahbod]
* Misc new functions:
- g_get_host_name [Tor Lillqvist]
- g_mkdir_with_parents [Tor]
- g_build_pathv, g_build_filenamev [Todd A. Fisher,
Matthias Clasen]
* Bug fixes [Roger Leigh, Masatake YAMATO, Kjartan Maraas,
Manish Singh, Tor, Murray Cumming, Kian Duffy, Morten Welinder]
* Documentation improvements [Hong Gang XU, Dan Winship, Matthias]
* New and updated translations (bg,cs,da,en_CA,es,et,nb,nl,no,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.6.x to GLib 2.7.0
* GKeyFile
- Add unit tests [Matthias Clasen, Suren A. Chilingaryan]
- Accept \r\n as line end [Bastian Nocera]
- Don't interpret leading zeros as octal numbers. [Matthias]
- Make key and group removal work [David Hoover, Matthias Hasselmann]
* GOption
- Improve formatting of --help output [Matthias, Noah Levitt]
- Accept -? [Matthias]
- Warn about duplicate main groups [Jeff Franks]
- Treat '-' as non-option argument [Tim Musson, Thomas Leonard]
- Report missing arguments as errors [Björn Lindqvist]
- Add a boxed type for GDate [Tim-Philipp Müller]
* GTree
- g_tree_remove() and g_tree_steal() return status information [Matthew F. Barnes]
* Stdio wrappers
- Work regardless of large file support [Manish Singh]
- Add g_access(), g_chmod(), g_creat(), g_chdir [Tor Lillqvist]
* GObject
- Implement "toggle references" to help language bindings [Owen Taylor]
- Allow to mark names, nicks and blurbs of pspecs as static [Ben Maurer, Matthias]
- Make pspec lookup a bit faster [Morten Welinder]
* Add g_listenv() to list all set environment variables [Hans Petter Jansson]
* Add g_file_set_contents() to atomically write a file. [Søren Sandmann,
Sven Neumann, Manish, Alexis S. L. Carvalho]
* Add g_try_malloc(), g_try_new(), g_try_new0() and g_try_renew() [Stefan Kost]
* Add g_utf8_collate_key_for_filename() to sort filenames taking
extensions and numeric suffixes into account. [Ole Laursen, Alex Larsson]
* Add G_GNUC_NULL_TERMINATED to mark varargs function with
NULL-terminated argument lists. [Marc Meissner]
* Win32 changes
- Improved debugability [Ulf Lamping, Hans Breuer]
- Make filename handling more robust [Tor, Billy Skaggs]
- Improve g_get_system_data_dirs() [Tor]
- Use more precise timers [Tor]
- Build fixes [Kazuki Iwamoto, Hans, Tor, Robert Ögren]
* Other bug fixes [Roger Leigh, Owen, Matthias, Morten, Kjartan Maraas,
Pawel Sakowski, Tor, Simon Budig, Ed Avis, Manish, Nicolas Laurent,
Bastien, Fabrício Barros Cabral, Michael Banck, Daniel Atallah,
J. Ali Harlow, Tim Janik, Hazael Maldonado Torres, Sven, Jon-Kare Hellan,
Dave Benson, Tommi Komulainen, Benjamin Otte, Brian Cameron, Changwoo Ryu,
Christian Biere, Noah, Benoît Carpentier]
* Documentation improvements [Vincent Untz, Matthias, Tim-Philipp Müller,
Morten, Matthew, Federico Mena Quintero, Sebastian Bacher, Oliver Sessink,
Stefan, Jared Lash, Tor, Owen, Daniel Vaillard, Mathieu Lacage]
* New and updated translations (ca,cs,da,el,en_CA,en_GB,es,et,eu,fa,fr,gl,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.6.0 to GLib 2.6.1
* GOption
- Make gtk_init(NULL, NULL) work again [Marcin Krzyzanowski]
- Improve handling of -- [Matthias Clasen]
- Don't show G_OPTION_REMAINING in --help output [Matthew F. Barnes]
* g_find_program_in_path() doesn't return directories [Tommi Komulainen]
* Add gmodule-export-2.0.pc [Matthias]
* Win32 changes
- Improve hangling of UNC paths [Tor Lillqvist]
- g_getenv(), g_setenv(), g_unsetenv(), g_find_program_in_path()
take and return UTF-8 now [Tor]
- Make g_file_test() work more reliably, and use PATHEXT
when check for executables [Tor]
- Build and cross-compilation fixes [J. Ali Harlow]
* Other bug fixes [Jens Hatlak, Morten Welinder,
Tor, Kalpesh Shah, Adrian Bunk]
* Documentation improvements [Marcin Krzyzanowski, Tor, Crispin
Flowerday, Mariano Suárez-Alvarez, Christian Biere, Danny Milo,
Vincent Untz, Bastien Nocera]
* New and updated translations (cy,de,nl,ru,sq,sv)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.4.x to GLib 2.6.0
* Major new APIs
- GOption, a commandline option parser
- GKeyFile, a parser/editor for the .ini like files
- Functions to support the XDG basedir specification
- Wrappers for common POSIX pathname functions to handle filename
encodings consistently. On Windows, these use UTF-8.
* Miscellaneous new functions
- g_filename_display_name() converts filenames in displayable UTF-8 strings
- g_uri_list_extract_uris() splits uri lists
- g_date_get_iso8601_week_of_year() gets ISO 8601 week numbers
- g_log_set_default_handler() installs an alternate default log handler
- g_get_language_names() obtains a list of applicable locale names
- g_strv_length() calculates the length of NULL-terminated string arrays
- g_win32_get_windows_version() determines the Windows version
- G_GNUC_INTERNAL marks functions as non-exported
- glib_check_version() checks the GLib version at runtime
- g_debug() completes the family of logging functions
* Performance improvements
- Optimize g_utf8_validate()
- Optimize g_markup_parse_context_parse()
- Reduce signal connection complexity from O(n) to O(1)
- Get rid of many PLT entries for internally used exported symbols
- Reduce code size by removing literal strings from g_return_if_fail()
* Other changes
- On Windows, GLib functions that take file name arguments now require
those to be in UTF-8. Functions that return file names return UTF-8.
- Use higher precision for mathematical constants
- Don't convert to/from UTF-8 in g_filename_to_uri/g_filename_from_uri
- Support ll as printf format modifier for long long on all platforms
- Clean up the ABI and enforce the list of exported symbols
- Add a .pc file for using gmodule in libraries
- Require ngettext
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.7 to GLib 2.6.0
* GOption: Don't list help options if group-specific
options have been requested [Glynn Foster]
* Make g_get_language_names() track locale changes [Christian Persch]
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Bug fixes [Philippe Blain, Owen Taylor, Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* New and updated translations (da,es,ja,lt,zh_CN)
Bugs fixed: 159530,100697,160271,160645,157255
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.6 to GLib 2.5.7
* Optimize g_utf8_validate() [Owen Taylor, Matthias Clasen]
* Optimize g_markup_parse_context_parse() [Havoc Pennington,
Morten Welinder]
* Reduce signal connection complexity from O(n) to O(1)
[Sven Neumann]
* Add a .pc file for using gmodule in libraries [Owen]
* Add G_GNUC_MALLOC to mark functions returning newly
allocated memory [Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes [Hans Breuer, Tor Lillqvist, Robert Ögren,
Bruce Hochstetler]
* Bug fixes [Kazuki IWAMOTO, Matthias, Manish Singh, Morten,
Frederic Crozat, Tor]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Tor, Owen]
* New and updated translations (cs,da,de,en_CA,en_GB,es,nb,nl,sq,zh_CN)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.5 to GLib 2.5.6
* GOption
- Add G_OPTION_FLAG_REVERSE to allow options
which unset a boolean variable [Tor Lillqvist]
* GChildWatch
- Use sigaction instead of signal [Jonas Jonnson,
Archana Shah]
- Make the very first SIGCHLD work [Gustavo Carneiro]
* Bug fixes [Morten Welinder, Tor, David MacLachlan,
Manish Singh, J. Ali Harlow]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen, Tor]
* Updated translations (da,ja,tr,zh_CN)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.4 to GLib 2.5.5
* GKeyFile
- Cleanups, add more error checking [Ray Strode]
- Fall back to the untranslated string when getting
locale strings [Mark McLoughlin]
* GOption
- Document GOption [Matthias Clasen]
- Better support for rest arguments [Owen Taylor, Matthias]
- Handle conflicts between groups [Matthias]
* Add g_lstat() to the stdio wrappers [Tor Lillqvist]
* Add g_filename_display_name() to convert filenames
in displayable UTF-8 strings [Alex Larsson, Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes [Kazuki IWAMOTO, Hans Breuer, Tor]
* Bug fixes [Christophe Fergeau, Morten Welinder,
Owen, Kjartan Maraas, Mark]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Tor]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.3 to GLib 2.5.4
Add GKeyFile, a parser/editor for the .ini like files used in various specifications. [Ray Strode]
Make the handling of filename encodings consistent across all
GLib functions, introduce wrappers for common POSIX
functions which accept the same filename encoding. [Tor Lillqvist,
Owen Taylor]
- Rename g_context_option_error_quark() to a more language-binding
friendly name [Murray Cumming]
- Accept backslashes in filenames on Win32 [Tor Lillqvist]
* Strip the internal aliasing prefix IA__ from function names in
assertions [Matthias Clasen]
* Add a function to split uri lists. [Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes
- Don't open console windows [Tor]
* Other bug fixes [Philippe Blain, Robert Ögren, Hidetaka Iwai, Matthias,
Morten Welinder, Mats-Ola Persson, Tor, Nickolay V. Shmyrev, Kjartan Maraas,
Anders Carlsson, Tim-Philipp Müller, Lucas Rocha, Andrea Campi, Manish
Singh, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Kazuki IWAMOTO]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Linus Walleij, Nickolay, Philippe,
Adam Hooper, Gustavo Carneiro]
* New and updated translations (cs,en_CA,en_GB,ja,nb,nl,or,sr,sr@Latn,sq)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.2 to GLib 2.5.3
* GOption
- set the program name from argv[0] [Masatake YAMATO]
- make contexts work without a main group [Anders Carlsson]
* Performance
- Get rid of many PLT entries for internally used exported symbols,
and clean up the ABI at the same time and make make check check the
list of exported symbols. [Matthias Clasen]
* Add API to get ISO 8601 week numbers [Niklas Lundell]
* Add API to install an alternate default log handler [Darin Adler]
* Add API to obtain a list of applicable locale names [Hidetoshi Tajima]
* Reduce code size bloat by removing literal strings from
the g_return_if_fail() macros [Owen Taylor]
* Add g_strv_length [Tim-Philipp Müller]
* Win32 changes
- Add API to determine the Windows version [Tor Lillqvist]
* Other bug fixes [Stepan Kasal, Anders, Tor, Kazuki Iwamoto,
Manish Singh]
* Documentation improvements [Morten Welinder, Matthias]
* New and updated translations (es,nn,ro)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.1 to GLib 2.5.2
* Add G_GNUC_INTERNAL macro [Arjan van de Ven]
* Add GOption, a commandline option parser [Anders Carlsson]
* Add glib_check_version [Michael Natterer]
* Add XDG basedir API [Ray Strode]
* Require ngettext [Danilo Segan]
* Bug fixes [Manish Singh, Ray Strode, Vincent Noel,
Jon-Kare Hellan, Jody Goldberg]
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, Hans Breuer, Peter Zelezny]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen, Vincent Untz, Christian Persch]
* New and updated translations (bs,eu,fi,gu,ne,pa)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.5.0 to GLib 2.5.1
* Bug fixes [Oliver Guntermann, Sven Neumann, James
Henstridge, Hiroyuki Ikezoe, Matthias Clasen, Robert
Ögren, Tommi Komulainen]
* Documentation improvements [Soeren Sandmann,
Christophe Fergeau, Danek Duvall]
* New and updated translations (eu,hi)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.4.1 to GLib 2.5.0
* New functions g_debug [Sven Herzberg]
* Use higher precision for mathematical constants [Morten
* Don't convert to/from UTF-8 in g_filename_{to,from}_uri
[Federico Mena Quintero]
* Win32
- Handle empty digit string in printf() functions
correctly [Tor Lillqvist]
- Support ll as format modifier for long long [Tor]
- Be more careful about HOME [Tor, Ivan Wong]
- Bug fixes [John Ehresman]
* Miscellaneous bug and portability fixes [Danilo Segan,
Owen Taylor, Nikolai Weibull, Benoît Carpentier, Morten
Welinder, Manish Singh, Sven Neumann, Julio M. Merino Vidal,
Kaz Sasayama, Murray Cumming, Federico, Mariano Suarez-Alvarez]
* Documentation updates [Matthias Clasen, Crispin Flowerday,
Tommi Komulainen, Federico Mena Quintero, Ed Griffiths]
* New and updated translations (ja,ne,no,wa)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.4.0 to GLib 2.4.1
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, Roger Leigh, John Ehresman]
* Miscellaneous bug and portability fixes [Owen Taylor,
Matthias Clasen, Jonas Jonsson, Christian Krause,
Nickolay V. Shmyrev, Christophe Saout, Philippe Blain,
Piotr Klaban]
* Documentation updates [Matthias]
* New and updated translations (ca,cs,cy,el,en_CA,en_GB,es,eu,fi,
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.6 to GLib 2.4.0
* Handle invalid-UTF-8 in g_log() properly [Matthias Clasen]
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, Bruce Hochstetler]
* Miscellaneous bug and portability fixes [Olivier Biot, David L. Cooper II,
Kjartan Maraas, Frédéric L. W. Meunier, Christof Petig, Manish Singh,
Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Documentation updates [Owen]
* Updated translations (hr,ro)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.5 to GLib 2.3.6
* GAtomic bug fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Mark McLoughlin]
* GMain threading fixes and improvements [Sebastian]
* Win32 [Tor Lillqvist]
- restore some symbols extraneously exported from gobject to maintain ABI compatibility
- Misc build improvements and fixes [Tor, Cedric Gustin, Hans Breuer]
* Documentation updates [Sebastian, Takeshi AIHANA, Matthias, Sven Herzberg]
* New and updated translations (be,es,fi,ga,pa,sr@ije,zh_CN)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.3 to GLib 2.3.5
* Make glib-mkenums parse initializers with macros. [Matthias Clasen, muppet]
* Respect locale era in g_date_set_parse(). [Theppitak Karoonboonyanan]
* Add atomic operations and use it for the async queue and
gonce implementation. [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Documentation improvements [Sebastian, Matthias, Sven Herzberg]
* Add g_main_depth() for finding the recursion depth of the main
loop [Owen Taylor, Tim Janik, Stefan Westerfeld]
* Add g_spawn_close_pid(), needed on win32 [J. Ali]
* Win32 fixes. [Hans Breuer, J. Ali Harlow]
* Misc bugfixes [Sebastian, Matthias, Balazs Scheidler, Owen]
* Updated translations (cy,et,ga,sq)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.2 to GLib 2.3.3
* Add a native AIX gmodule implementation. [Laurent Vivier]
* Add g_node_copy_deep(). [James M. Cape, Matthias Clasen]
* Extend GQueue API to match the GList API. [Soeren Sandmann]
* Add g_hash_table_find(). [Tim Janik]
* Add a G_MODULE_BIND_LOCAL flag. [David Schleef]
* Inline g_string_append_c() when possible. [Owen Taylor, Tim]
* Wrap waitpid() as a GSource. [Jonathan R. Blandford]
* Add g_completion_complete_utf8(). [Theppitak Karoonboonyanan,
* Add g_strsplit_set(). [Soeren]
* Documentation improvements. [Vincent Untz, Sebastian Wilhelmi,
Soeren, Matthias]
* Win32 build fixes. [Tor Lillqvist]
* Misc bugfixes [Manish Singh, Noah Levitt, Simon Josefsson,
Morten Welinder, Damien Carbery, Julio M. Merino Vidal, Sebastian,
* Updated translations (nn,cs,it,ko,sq,ms,az,hr,uk,sr,sr@Latn,sq,ta)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.1 to GLib 2.3.2
* Add G_MAXSIZE. [Manish Singh]
* Add g_rand_new_with_seed_array(), g_rand_set_seed_array(),
implementing the init-by-array functionality of the
original mersenne twister. Add g_rand_copy(). Improve seeding.
[George Lebl]
* Add a lowercase_name option to glib-mkenums. [Murray Cumming]
* Add g_ptr_array_foreach(). [Matthias Clasen]
* Add g_timer_continue(). [Tim-Philipp Müller]
* Fix a threadsafety issue in mem chunks. [Matthias, Balazs Scheidler]
* Fix g_filename_{to,from}_utf8() on Win32 and improve
g_file_test() there too [Hans Breuer]
* Add a boxed type for NULL-terminated string arrays. [Matthias]
* Add G_DEFINE_TYPE() plus variants to ease the constuction
of GObject boilerplate code. [Tim Janik]
* Support & in password GECOS field [Matthias, Soeren Boll Overgaard]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Manish]
* Win32 build fixes [Hans]
* Misc bug fixes [Damien Carbery, Matthias, Manish, Olivier Poncet,
Zack Rusin]
* Updated translations (ar,de,fa,ga,mn,nn,no,sq)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.0 to GLib-2.3.1
* Add glib/gi18n.h and glib/gi18n-lib.h for common
gettext support, including a Q_() macro for translation
with context [Matthias Clasen]
* Add a more flexible G_FILENAME_ENCODING variable
as a replacement for G_BROKEN_FILENAMES [Matthias]
* Fix the return value g_main_context_iterate() for
newly ready sources [Padraig O'Briain]
* Handle Hangul composition for normalization [Noah Levitt]
* Add G_{MIN,MAX,MAXU}INT{8,16,32}. [Mark Jones, Matthias]
* Add G_STRFUNC as a portable wrapper for __func__ [Tim Janik]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias]
* GObject [Tim Janik]
- Support '-' in g_signal_connect()/disconnect() names
like 'swapped-signal'.
- Add g_type_class_peek_static() and use to optimize
g_object_new() for static types [Tim]
- Allow setting construct-only properties from within
init() implementations
- Enforce readability/writeability in g_object_set/get()
* Fix bug with g_ascii_strtod and multi-byte separator.
[Behdad Esfahbod, Roozbeh Pournader]
* Misc bug fixes [Matthias, John Ehresman, Andrew Lanoix,
Tor Lillqvist, Mark McLoughlin, Tim-Philipp Müller, Manish,
Morten Welinder]
* Updated translations (ca,cs,da,es,fr,ja,nn,no,pt,ru)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.2.x to GLib-2.3.0
* Replace Trio printf by gnulib vasnprintf [Matthias Clasen]
* Update Unicode data to Unicode 4.0 [Noah Levitt]
* Support XML-safe formatted output with
g_markup_[v]printf_escaped [Owen Taylor]
* Add g_file_read_link to read symbolic links [Matthias]
* Add g_unichar_get_mirror_char to obtain the
mirrored variant of a character [Noah]
* Support for one-time initialization functions.
[Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Miscellaneous API additions: g_vasprintf
g_string_chunk_insert_len, g_setenv, g_unsetenv [Matthias]
* Docs improvements [Matthias]
* Add support instance-private data on classed types
[Mark McLoughlin, Tim Janik, Owen]
* Optimize signal emissions [Soeren Sandmann, Tim]
* Support a "default vtable" per interface [Tim]
* Add support for properties on interfaces [Owen, Tim]
* Miscellaneous API additions: g_value_take_string(),
g_value_take_param(), g_value_take_object(),
g_value_take_boxed(). [Matthias]
* Win32 build fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.1.5 to GLib-2.2.0
* Fix a problem with g_thread_init() on 64-bit problems
[Alceste Scalas, Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Add assembly implementations of byteswap macros
for ia64 and x86_64. [Manish Singh]
* IOChannel fixes for Win32 [Tor Lillqvist, Thorsten Maerz]
* Updated translations (bg,ca,es,da,fi,lv,ru,sk)
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.1.4 to GLib-2.1.5
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Various post-rewrite fixes for glib-gettext.m4 [Owen Taylor,
Jody Goldberg, Kjartan Maraas, Johannes Stezenbach]
* Ensure we have a GUINT64_FORMAT by pulling in Trio
if necessary [Manish Singh]
* Further Trio build fixes [Matthias Clasen, Owen]
* Hack around gcc, libtool issues with -pthread [Owen]
* Docs improvements [Matthias]
* Bug and portability fixes
* Updated and new translations (bg,de,fi,fr,sq,fr)
Other contributors: Kai Poitschke, Morten Welinder
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.1.3 to GLib-2.1.4
* autoconf changes to make it possible to cross compile
GLib. [Owen Taylor, Dan Kegel, Amy Lin, Dimi Shahbaz,
Johannes Stezenbach]
* Use libintl when it has bind_textdomain_codeset() and
GLib doesn't. [Owen]
* Improve generation of pseudo-random integers [Morten Welinder,
Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Avoid literal UTF-8 in favor of octal escapes [Owen, Tomas Ogren]
* Cleanup include order [Sven Neumann]
* autoconf cleanups and bug fixes [Daniel, Matthias Clasen, Owen]
* Doc fixes and additions [Matthias]
Other contributors: James M. Cape, Frederic Crozat, Martin Gansser,
Phuc LeHong, Manish Singh, Joshua Weage, Morten Welinder
Overview of Changes from GLib 2.0.x to GLib-2.1.x
* Add copy of the Trio library to build and use for printf() when
system printf isn't good enough. Add g_printf()/etc. [Matthias Clasen]
* Add g_str_has_suffix()/g_str_has_prefix() [Alex Larsson]
* Add g_markup_parse_context_get_element() [Matthias]
* Add g_utf8_strreverse [Matthias]
* Add g_ascii_strtoull() [Tim Janik]
* Support scanning of 64-bit values with GScanner [Tim]
* Add g_set/get_application_name() [Havoc Pennington]
* Add G_LIKELY()/G_UNLIKELY() macros for hinting branch probabilities.
Use for g_return_if_fail(). [Matthias Clasen]
* Add G_GNUC_DEPRECATED macro [Tom Tromey]
* Improve the seeding algorithm of GRandom to avoid problems
with certain pathological seeds. Support G_RANDOM_VERSION=2.0
environment variable. [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Improve thread configure checks, use -pthread where applicable
* Improve handlng of thread priorities [Sebastian]
* Fix up parameter names that might shadow functions from
system headers [Soeren Sandmann]
* Clean up usage of deprecated functions [Manish Singh]
* Docs fixes and improvements. In particular, include "Since" information.
[Matthias, Soeren, Martin Schulze, Daryll Strauss, Bill Janssen,
Owen Taylor, Morten Welinder].
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.7
* Fix C++ warnings in gtype.h [Dom Lachowicz]
* Fix g_type_fundamental_next() [Tim Janik]
* Fix various missing includes of config.h [Morten Welinder]
* Handle main loop initialization before g_thread_init [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Various 64-bit fixes [Manish Singh]
* Fix GPoll on Win32 [Tor Lillqvist, Herman Bloggs]
* Fix bug with buffering on UTF-8 IOChannels [Daniel Elstner]
* Misc bug and build fixes [Soren Andersen, Gustavo Carneiro, Tor,
Tim, Havoc Pennington, Matthias Clasen, Sebastian Rittau,
Masahiro Sakai, Arvind Samptur, HideToshi Tajima, Owen Taylor]
* Updated and new translations (be,cs,de,*fa,it,lv,pt_BR,tr)
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.6
* Fix problem with interface prerequisites [Jon Trowbridge, Dave Camp]
* Clean up debug spew from GObject [Anders Carlsson]
* Compiler warning fixes [David L. Cooper II]
* Fix some problems with g_build_path() [Guillaume Chazarain, Owen Taylor]
* Fixes for --disable-debug [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Threading fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann,
Rajkumar Sivasamy, Laurent Vivier]
* Documentation fixes [Jacob Berkman, Manuel Clos, Jared Dukat,
Sebastian Rittau, Linus Welleij]
* Misc bug fixes [Anders Carlsson, Sam Couter, Morten Welinder, Owen]
* Updated translations (bg,ko,vi)
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.5
* Fix problem with interface prerequisites [Jon Trowbridge, Dave Camp]
* Clean up debug spew from GObject [Anders Carlsson]
* Compiler warning fixes [David L. Cooper II]
* Fix some problems with g_build_path() [Guillaume Chazarain, Owen Taylor]
* Fixes for --disable-debug [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Threading fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann,
Rajkumar Sivasamy, Laurent Vivier]
* Documentation fixes [Jacob Berkman, Manuel Clos, Jared Dukat,
Sebastian Rittau, Linus Welleij]
* Misc bug fixes [Anders Carlsson, Sam Couter, Morten Welinder, Owen]
* Updated translations (bg,ko,vi)
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.4
* Fix some 64-bit problems. (George Lebl, David L. Cooper II)
* Add note about Tru64 iconv to INSTALL. (Manuel Op de Coul)
* Fix problem with timouts > MAXINT. (Tim Janik, Owen Taylor)
* Updated translations (ca,es,fr,ja,gl,ms,nl,pl,pt,ru)
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.3
* Handle sorting 0-length arrays (Ron Arts)
* Threading fixes (Sebastian Wilhelmi)
* Portability fixes (Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann, Jacob Berkman, Gareth Pierce,
Sebastian, Qingjiang Yuan)
* Various fixes for glib-2.0.m4. (Jim Gettys, others.)
* Locate right glib-genmarshal when cross-compiling. (Mitch Natterer)
* Win32 fixes (Tor Lillqvist)
* Try to fix g_get_charset() related segfaults. (Owen)
* Fixes for gettext detection. (Dan Winship, HideToshi Tajima, Boyd Lynn Gerber,
Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr.)
* Fix g_scanner_unexp_token() (Tim Janik, Sven Neumann)
* g_markup fixes. (Matthias Clasen.)
* Bug fixes and cleanups (Daniel Elstner, Matthias, Laszlo Peter, Morten Welinder,
Wayne Schuller)
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.1
* Portability fixes for Sun's Forte compiler [Erwann Chenede]
* Performance improvements for GObject parameter lookup,
g_filename_to/from_utf8() [Alex Larsson]
* Actually check interface prerequisites [Matthias Clasen,
Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann]
* Fix problem with glib-mkenums taking huge amounts of stack. [Owen Taylor]
* Fix g_signal_handlers_disconnect_by_func() for C++ [Damien Sandras]
* Fixes for g_log() and threading.
[Sebastian Wilhelmi, Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann, Tim Janik]
* Make g_print(), g_printerr(), g_warning(), etc, convert from
UTF-8 to the encoding of the locale [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Tim]
* Fixes for GIOChannel on windows. [Tor Lillqvist]
* Fix gsize/gint mismatches in giochannel.c [Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann]
* Fix file descriptor leak in g_file_get_contents() [Matthias]
* Workaround iconv() problems on older Solaris [Lauri Alanko]
* Fix warnings with gcc-3.1 about asm const [Cody Russel]
* Minor bug fixes.
Other contributors: Hans Breuer, LEE Sau Dan, Sven Neumann, Salmaso Raffaele,
Akira Tagoh, Morten Welinder
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.0
* Thread portability fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Documentation updates [Owen Taylor]
* Make g_strerror(), g_strsignal() properly return UTF-8,
call bind_text_domain_codeset() so that error strings
are in UTF-8 as well. [Owen, Tor Lillqvist]
Overview of Changes in GLib 2.0.0 rc1:
* Win32 fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Portability fixes [Finlay Dobbie, Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann]
* Fix up g_date_strftime [Daniel Elstner]
* Add some structure padding [Tim Janik]
* Make g_get_homedir() prefer the users home directory to $HOME
Other contributors: Matthias Clasen, Paolo Maggi, Christian Rose
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.15:
* Speed up marshalers by using private access to GValue
[Anders Carlsson, Tim Janik]
* Reduce GValue to 2 elements [Tim]
* Add G_DEBUG environment variable, G_DEBUG=fatal_warnings [Matthias Clasen]
* Fixes for AIX compilation [Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann]
* Add padding to various structures [Owen Taylor, Tim]
* Win32 fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
Other contributors: James Henstridge, Ryan Lovett, Morten Welinder,
Daniel Elstner
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.14:
* Register value transformations for gint64, guint64 [Andy Wingo]
* Build with large-file support [Sven Neumann, Owen Taylor]
* Fix handling of hostnames in URI's [Darin Adler]
* Main loop bug fixes [Havoc Pennington, Owen]
* Doc fixes and improvements [Manish Singh, Tim Janik]
* Support ' as attribute delimiters in GMarkup [Matthias Clasen]
* Win32 fixes [Hans Breuer, Tor Lillqvist]
* Threading bug and build fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Miroslaw Dobrzanski-Neumann]
* Miscellaneous bug fixes
Other contributors: Matthias Clasen, James Henstridge, Mitch Natterer,
Morten Welinder.
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.13:
* Fix g_filename_to/from_uri for Win32 [Tor Lillqvist, Darin Adler]
* Miscellaneous win32 fixes [Tor, Hans Breuer]
* Fix thread options for gcc on AIX [Jerome Zago, Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Documentation improvements [Ron Steinke, Matthias, Sebastian]
* Cache iconv converters as used by g_convert() [Jeffrey Stedfast]
* Bug fixes [Sven Neumann, Owen Taylor, Matthias Clasen, Jeffrey,
Laszlo Peter, Havoc Pennington, Tim Janik]
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.12:
* Implement closure chaining, fixing up API (Tim Janik)
* Closure chaining test case (James Henstridge)
* Make GType long not int where both are equal width (Tim)
* Win32 fixes and improvements (Hans Breuer, Tor Lillqvist)
* Fixes for NetBSD. (Dan Winship)
* Use snprintf() for g_printf_string_upper_bound() where possible. (Matthias Clasen)
* Save space for GBSearchArray (Tim Janik)
* Documentation improvements. (Matthias, Sven Neumann, Havoc Pennington)
Other contributors: Darin Adler, Chris Blizzard, Anders Carlson, Daniel Elstner, Michael Meeks,
Mark McLoughlin, Dave Neary, Manish Singh, Owen Taylor, HideToshi Tajima,
Sebastian Wilhelmi.
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.11:
* Win32 fixes [Hans Breuer, Tor Lillqvist]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen]
* Portable directory handling API [Hans]
* Threading fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Havoc Pennington]
* Fix excess relocations in Unicode tables [Andrew Taylor]
* Fix gpattern for UTF-8 [Matthias Clasen]
* Support overriding class closures [Tim Janik]
* Support for derivation from G_TYPE_POINTER [Owen Taylor]
* Hide pointers to type information inside GType to reduce locking
[Alex Larsson, Tim]
* Adds check for direct inclusion of gobject/*.h [Owen]
* GObject API cleanups [Tim]
Other contributors: Darin Adler, Jacob Berkman, Daniel Egger, Eric Lemings,
Michael Meeks, Mark McLoughlin, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz, Dan Winship
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.10:
* Many Win32 fixes and improvements [Tor Lillqvist]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen]
* g_string_printfa() renamed to g_string_append_printf()
* Use libcharset from libiconv to implement charset detection
more portably. [Owen Taylor, Hidetoshi Tajima]
* Add 64 bit type support to GObject [Joshua Pritikin, Mathieu Lacage, Owen]
* Make support for 64 bit integers a requirement [Joshua]
* GPattern improvements [Tim Janik, Matthias]
* Locale independent g_ascii_strtod / g_ascii_dtostr [Alex Larsson]
* Many bug fixes and minor tweaks.
Other Contributors: Darin Adler, Jakub Jelinek, James Antill, Andrew Taylor,
Ben Gertzfield, Elliot Lee, Manish Singh, Abel Cheung, Laszlo Peter,
Sven Neumann, George Lebl, Raja Harinath, Sebastian Wilhelmi,
Jacob Berkman
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.9:
* Fixes for comparison of threads [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Use vasprintf() when possible for g_strdup_printf [Matthias Clasen]
* Win32 fixes [Tor Lillqvist, Hans Breuer]
* Add a len argument to g_ascii_strup/strdown
* Bug, portability fixes, cleanups.
Other Contributors: Darin Adler, Katsuhiro Okuno, Joshua N. Pritikin
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.8:
* Documentation updates [Owen]
* Made GType interfaces overridable in derived types
* Many win32 fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Miscellaneous cleanups and fixes
Other contributors:
Darin Adler, Matthias Clasen, Ron Steinke, Hans Breuer, Alex Larsson
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.7:
* Integrate GClosure support into the main loop [Owen Taylor]
* More GSignal convenience functions (macros) [Sven Neumann, Tim Janik]
* Introduced weak references for GObject [James Henstridge, Sven, Tim]
* Minor hash table optimizations
* Main loop and threading improvements [Sebastian Wilhelmi]
* Added g_ascii_* functions to be used for locale insensitive UTF-8
compliant code instead of old string functions [Darin Adler, Alex Larsson]
* Add functions for Unicode case-conversion, normalization, and
collation [Owen]* GString improvements [Owen]
* Reworked the GIOChannel code [Hidetoshi Tajima, Ron Steinke]
* Removed glib-config-2.0 in favour of pkgconfig [Sebastian]
* Make code 64bit clean [Mark Murnane]
* More G_CONST_RETURN fixes
* Many improvements to the win32 code [Tor Lillqvist, Hans Breuer]
* Miscellaneous bug and API fixes
Other contributors:
Michael Natterer, Christopher James Lahey, Padraig O'Briain,
Matthias Clasen, Josh Pritikin, Steve Baker, Cesar Rincon, Garry R. Osgood,
Michael Meeks, Laszlo Peter, Martin Baulig, Kjartan Maraas, Andrew Lanoix,
Peter Williams
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.6:
* Threads have a "return value" from g_thread_join
* Removed ability to adjust thread stack size
* Prefix warnings with progname/PID by default, change toggle for this to
be an env variable G_MESSAGES_PREFIXED not a compile-time option
* GMarkup speedups
* GDate const, convenience fixups
* Include test cases that headers are compilable by C++ compiler
* Add ability to spawn processes with argv[0] != executable path.
* g_strstr_len, g_strrstr, g_strrstr_len
* Add length argument to g_utf8_strchr and g_utf8_strrchr.
* Misc bug fixes
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.5:
* Added an installed glib-mkenums Perl program for parsing enumeration
declarations from header files.
* Mark some additional deprecated functions.
* Bug and Portability fixes
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.4:
* Efficiency improvements for GThreadPool
* A few bug fixes
* Build fixes
* Documentation improvements
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.3:
* More user_data support in various functions.
* Main loop API revamps to support per-thread main loops.
* Unicode handling improvements.
* Implemented debugging traps.
* G_CONST_RETURN specification all over the place.
* Various new small utility functions.
* Random number generator precision improvements.
* New configure option --disable-mem-pools.
* Many Win32 improvements.
* Added g_try_malloc() friends varinats.
* Many documentation improvements.
* Many threading improvements, support for dynamic allocation
of static mutexes.
* GHookLIst API cleanups.
* Improved format support of GDate parser.
* String function speed improvements with new g_stpcpy().
* Hashtable API additions.
* New GPatternSpec for shell-style pattern matching (from GtkPatternSpec).
* Optimizations, cleanups, bug fixes.
* Added many convenience functions.
* GClosure and GParamSpec use float/sink ref-counting scheme now.
* Reworked property change notification.
* Binary searchable array cleanups, so it's widely usable now.
* Added static content keeping for some GValue types.
* Support for statically scoped signal parameters.
* Extinguished property trailer args in set/get interface.
* Added support for abstract types.
* G_CONST_RETURN specification all over the place.
* Split parameter exchange functionality into value transforms
and parameter conversions.
* Added signal emission hooks and signal accumulators.
* Added interface prerequisites to support is_a (interface, object)
* Implemented GValueArray.
* Varrags value collection improvements.
* Implemented debugging traps.
* Made things thread-safe.
* Many documentation improvements.
* Many cleanups, optimizations and bug fixes.
Overview of Changes in GLib 1.3.2:
* Win32 build improvements [Tor]
* Improvements to error reporting
(g_critical(), g_return_if_reached()) [Darin]
* Add g_strlcpy/g_strlcat [David Wheeler]
* New IO channel implementation for Win32 [Tor]
* Make g_array_free, g_string_free return pointer to memory requested
not to be freed. [Darin]
* Added GError based error reporting for thread functions. [Sebastian]
* Moved reference docs into GLib distribution. [Owen]
* Added g_convert() for doing convenient character set conversions based
on iconv. (GLib now requires libiconv or a native iconv.) [Havoc/Owen]
* Various Unicode handling additions (g_ucs4_to_utf8, g_utf8_validate(),
g_{locale,filename}_{to,from}_utf8) [Robert/Havoc/Owen]
* Portability fixes for threading. [Sebastian]
* Added convenient functions for launching new processes (g_spawn_*),
and shell quoting/unquoting functions. [Havoc]
* Split glib.h into many headers. [Sebastian]
* Added a simple callback-based parser for XML-like files (GMarkup). [Havoc]
* Fixed confusions between comparison functions that return <0, 0, >0
and equaility functions that return FALSE,TRUE. [Sebastian]
* Added safe/portable temporary file manipulation functions. [Tor]
* autoconf improvements. [Raja]
* Many documentation improvements.
* Bug fixes.
* Added boxed and pointer types. [Tim/Jonathan]
* Added callback abstraction (GClosure) [Tim]
* Added signal system (GSignal) [Tim]
* Make GTypePlugin an interface [Tim]
* Added GTypeModule - a simple GTypePlugin instantiation [Owen]
* Bug fixes.
What's new in GLib 1.3.1:
* New GObject library added including object system based on
the GTK+ object system.
* Functions for getting the properties of Unicode characters,
computing the canonical decomposition and ordering combining
characters aand manipulating UTF-8 string manipulation based
on libunicode.
* GString now properly handles embedded nuls.
* Multiple fixes from the 1.2.x branch.
* Upgrade to libtool 1.3.3
* Full thread support (thread creation and destruction).
* BeOS port, BeOS dynamic modules.
* Many improvements to the Windows ports.
* Improvements to the OS/2 port, OS/2 module support.
* Double ended queue implementation.
* GLib macros for printf() formatting, e.g. G_GULONG_FORMAT = "lu"
* New configure option --enable-msg-prefix to prefix messages, warnings
et ceteri with the program name and the process id.
* New thread-safe random number generator Mersenne Twister.
* g_strcompress() added, g_strescape() had a slight API change, and
more tightly defined semantics.
* the g_string(x) macro has been removed, #x may be used instead.
* bugs fixed:
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