GLib 2.15.3 released

GLib 2.15.3 is now available for download at:

glib-2.15.3.tar.bz2 md5sum: 83aa09c6126e3111c9f371c1396324e7
glib-2.15.3.tar.gz  md5sum: c6e6310e1a8d2eb85e043cc9408486c6

This is the fourth development release leading up to GLib 2.16.


 * 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 2.14. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib 2.14.

 * GLib 2.16 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib 2.14 series. The new API in GLib should be 
   stable at this point; we are still expecting to do
   some minor API additions in GIO, so there may be 
   incompatibilities between this release and the final
   2.16 release.

 * 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 from GLib 2.15.2 to GLib 2.15.3

* GChecksum:
 - g_checksum_update can accept nul-terminated strings
 - The MD5 implementation works correctly on buffers 
   that are longer than 64 bytes

* GIO:
 - Don't include a copy of the inotify headers, rely on system headers
 - g_file_find_enclosing_mount has an async variant now
 - Reduntant seek API on file streams has been removed

* Bugs fixed:
  508602 gmemory{in|out}putstream.c: unknown pointer size
  508771 There is no g_file_test/exists() for GFile
  508773 g_uri_escape_string() documentation unclear.
  509465 AM_PATH_GLIB_2_0 doesn't support gio
  509626 async functions: Document allowed NULL callback?
  509990 GSeekable documentation unclear
  510448 No inotify support on ARM or SH5
  510855 g_checksum_update(): Take -1 for length. 

* Updated translations:
  Basque (eu)
  Marathi (mr)
  Swedish (sv)
  Ukrainian (uk)

A list of all fixed bugs can be found here:,509465,510855,508602,509626,508771,510448,509990

Thanks to all contributors
Dan Winship
Alexander Larsson
Murray Cumming
Tim Janik

January 21, 2008
Matthias Clasen

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