GLib-2.3.1 released [unstable]

GLib-2.3.1 is now available for download at:

glib-2.3.1.tar.bz2     md5sum: c320c3c883dba4759b8f04f40079a24e  
glib-2.3.1.tar.gz      md5sum: f3ecc10b565d097e7613584a0e04e2cf

This is a development release loading up to GLib-2.4. Changes
since GLib-2.3.0 consist mainly of bug fixes and small 
improvements; among other things optional header files are now 
provided to define the typical _(), N_(), etc, internationalization 


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
   fairly extensive 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-2.2. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib-2.2.4.

 * GLib-2.4 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib-2.2.x series; however, the new API additions
   in GLib-2.2.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
   be incompatibities between this release and the final
   2.2 release.

 * Remaining API issues for GLib-2.4 can be found with following
   bugzilla query:

 * Bugs should be reported to
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:

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

Overview of Changes in GLib-2.3.1
* Add glib/gi18n.h and glib/gi18n-lib.h for common
  gettext suport, 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)

8 December 2003

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