GLib 2.13.5 released

GLib 2.13.5 is now available for download at:

glib-2.13.5.tar.bz2 md5sum: 4f895af6d4f0c554b279437209f464ff
glib-2.13.5.tar.gz  md5sum: 7ecc80535a70f23bd3611b1036044fca

This is another development release leading to 2.14.


 * 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 2.12. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib 2.12.

 * GLib 2.14 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib 2.12 series. The new API additions in GLib 
   are finalized at this point. However, there may still 
   be incompatibilities between this release and the final 
   2.14 release, if problems with the new API are discovered.

 * Bugs should be reported to


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We are actively searching for new contributors in various areas
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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
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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)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at:,354522,447534,443869,57693,445065,447583,447933,446859,447935,363986,448260,448819

Thanks to all the contributors:
Tor Lillqvist
Emmanuele Bassi
Behdad Esfahbod
Sven Neumann
Vincent Untz
Cody Russell
Ryan Lortie
Sebastian Wilhelmi
Carlos Garnacho
Mathias Hasselmann
Robby Griffin
Tim Janik

Matthias Clasen 
June 18, 2007

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