GLib 2.15.4 released

GLib 2.15.4 is now available for download at:

glib-2.15.4.tar.bz2 md5sum: 27aefcf0e57a56abbb9c9f1442dc2e8f
glib-2.15.4.tar.gz  md5sum: 14c3ce0d2e9befe607bae0c514500e9e

This is the fifth 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; but there may still 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 2.15.3 to GLib 2.15.4

* G_GNUC_PRETTY_FUNCTION has been deprecated

* GIO:
 - g_file_copy has an async variant now
 - Drives and volumes now have API to get identifiers
   like Hal UDIs or UUIDs
 - There is now a registration API to let modules register
   extensions they provide, such as volume monitor implementations

* Bugs fixed:
  511807 g_time_val_to_iso8601() uses MT-unsafe gmtime() function
  316260 [patch] Doc patches for gnode (2.8.1)
  385132 solaris gettext support fix
  484261 ./configure check for system PCRE unicode support fails w...
  510292 GOption main help not shown
  511580 Implement g_file_copy_async
  511654 Compile errors due to C99 constructs
  487909 g_utf8_strreverse and combining marks
  512381 unused variable 'is_main_group' 

* Updated translations:
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  French (fr)
  Galician (gl)
  Portugese (pt)
  Russian (ru)
  Swedish (sv)
  Thai (th)

A list of all the fixed bugs can be found here:,511807,316260,487909,512381,385132,484261,510292,511654

Thanks to all contributors:
Jens Granseuer
Loïc Minier
Murray Cumming
Mark Lee
Wouter Bolsterlee
Peter Moulder
Philippe Blain
Sebastian Dröge
Tomas Bzatek
Alexander Larsson
Carlos Garcia Campos

January 28, 2008
Matthias Clasen

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