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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,
fr,gu,he,id,nl,pt,pl,ru,sr,sr@ije,sr@Latn,sv,uk)
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,
Matthias]
* 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,
Matthias]
* 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_GSIZE_FORMAT/G_SSIZE_FORMAT [Manish Singh]
* 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
[Sebastian]
* 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:
==================================
GLib:
* 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.
GObject:
* 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)
relations.
* Implemented GValueArray.
* New types, boxed: G_TYPE_VALUE, G_TYPE_CLOSURE, G_TYPE_GSTRING
GParamSpecs: G_TYPE_PARAM_PARAM, G_TYPE_PARAM_POINTER, G_TYPE_PARAM_CLOSURE,
G_TYPE_VALUE_ARRAY, G_TYPE_PARAM_UNICHAR, G_TYPE_PARAM_VALUE_ARRAY.
* 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:
==================================
GLib:
* 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.
GObject:
* 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:
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* 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.
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