GLib 2.7.0 released
Posted on: 06/11/2005 08:31 AM

GLib-2.7.0 is now available for download at:

ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.7/

glib-2.7.0.tar.bz2 md5sum: 01c06e9b7d9e6f7398b32cc2fa2b7a88
glib-2.7.0.tar.gz md5sum: f6df61db533a1307c7ce6c664b245fe9

This is the first development release leading up to GLib-2.8.

Notes:

* This is unstable development release. While it has had
a bit of testing, there are certainly plenty of bugs
remaining to be found. This release should not be used
in production.

* Installing this version will overwrite your existing
copy of GLib-2.6. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall GLib-2.6.4.

* GLib-2.8 will be source and binary compatible with
the GLib-2.6.x series; however, the new API additions
in GLib-2.7.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
be incompatibities between this release and the final
2.8 release.

* Remaining issues for GLib-2.8 can be found with the
following bugzilla query:


http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?product=glibtarget_milestone=2.8
+API+Freezetarget_milestone=2.8
+Freezebug_status=NEWbug_status=UNCONFIRMEDbug_status=ASSIGNEDbug_status=REOPENED

* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

About GLib
=========

GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects
such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C,
portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as
an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

More information about GLib is available at:

http://www.gtk.org/

An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
be found at:

http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/gtk-building.html


Overview of Changes from GLib 2.6.x to GLib 2.7.0
================================================
* GKeyFile
- Add unit tests [Matthias Clasen, Suren A. Chilingaryan]
- Accept \\\ 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,hu,id,it,lt,mn,ne,nl,pl,pt,pt_BR,ro,rw,sk,sq,sr,sr@Latn,
tl,uk,xh,zh_CN)


A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?bug_id=163133,163390,133994,163144,164330,164467,164468,163030,164622,165100,165887,165907,165980,165910,166084,165951,166181,160469,166386,166327,166609,166801,166977,166921,167105,163039,167984,167942,168177,168311,168341,167496,169433,168474,168751,164706,169348,165954,169859,170445,170566,159507,169611,169858,145326,168352,165852,172404,172612,169623,171285,173094,300071,301772,301373,302062,168008,302545,301984,305346,301742,305576,172690,306388,306389,304790,163792,160655,171005,171502,301787,172142,164269,166271,166985,167614,170149


Jun 10, 2005


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