GLib 2.12.8 released

GLib 2.12.8 is now available for download at:

glib-2.12.8.tar.bz2   md5sum: 511a6666da510900d3e46fa582c9469d
glib-2.12.8.tar.gz    md5sum: 619d1ade5029a67d4294b304b68d9dbb

This is a bug fix release in the 2.12 series. 

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 from GLib 2.12.7 to GLib 2.12.8

* Due to an oversight, GLib has been linked against 
  libpthread since 2.12.2. This has been fixed by 
  moving the monotonic timer support into gthread.
* Bugs fixed:
 393812	glib links against pthread
 394258	gthread.c: illegal include order
 394641	Undefined reference in gthread
 394150	gettime implementation breaks compilation on darwin 6
 395203	g_timer_elapsed off by 2 order of magnitude
 394262	image/* mimetype breaks stuff
 392636	glib-2.0.m4 ignores PKG_CONFIG environment variable
 395419	Glib-2.12.7 with mingw(w32api-3.8/windows) fails to compi...
 329031	G_GNUC_INTERNAL fails with gcc-2.95

* Updated translations (ar,bg,ca,it,nl,th)

A list of all the fixed bugs can be found at:,393812,394150,394262,394641,395203,329031,394258,395419,395203

Thanks to all contributors:

Behdad Esfahbod,
Yevgen Muntyan,
Marco Pesenti Gritti,
Chris Wilson,
David Schleef,
Marc Brockschmidt,
Kazuki Iwamoto,
Tor Lillqvist

Matthias Clasen
January 15, 2007

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