GLib 2.16.4 released

GLib 2.16.4 is now available for download at:

glib-2.16.4.tar.bz2   md5sum: 2ab79b3c93258827cc6ea8ee50128e49
glib-2.16.4.tar.gz    md5sum: 7fcca39f1f151633bb7d53ee285e5f2d

This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 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 2.16.3 to GLib 2.16.4

* Update to PCRE 7.7
 - fix a heap-based buffer overflow in PCRE (CVE-2008-2371)

* Bug fixes: 
 528752 Win32 build and SSL not working
 539074 Cannot get exit status with g_spawn_command_line_sync()
 316221 G_LOCK warns about breaking strict-aliasing rules
 519137 g_slice_dup macro needs cast for 64-bit platform
 536158 also bump GHashTable version when a node is removed via
 529321 make check fails in glib/pcre
 314453 Nautilus crashes in Solaris when browsing the attached
 502511 g_assert_cmphex prints invalid message
 538119 glib's mainloop leaks a pipe to sub-processes
 540459 there are no way of getting the real number of bytes
        written in GMemoryOutputStream
 540423 unrecoverable error after g_seekable_truncate(seekable,0,...)
 530196 _g_local_file_has_trash_dir() doesn't handle st_dev == 0
 528600 g_dummy_file_get_parent("scheme://")
 536641 Filesystem querying in gio does not list AFS and autofs
        file systems
 537392 Additional colon in xattr name
 528433 gdesktopappinfo snafu ...
 526320 should not list mounts that the user doesn't have permiss...
 527132 nautilus crash when making ftp connection
 532852 totem_pl_parser_parse_with_base: assertion `... 
 459905 Bug in wcwidth data
 534085 g_unichar_iswide_cjk() has a totally wrong table

* Updated translations:
 Bulgarian (bg)
 German (de)

Thanks to all contributors:
Federico Mena Quintero
Tor Lillqvist
Michael Natterer
Wouter Bolsterlee
Hiroyuki Ikezoe
Sebastian Dröge
Jean-Yves Lefort
Takao Fujiwara
Thiago Macieira
Behdad Esfahbod
Tomas Bzatek
Padraig O'Briain
Michael Meeks
Joe Shaw
David Zeuthen
Bastien Nocera
Akira Tagoh
Owen Taylor
Christian Neumair
Danny Baumann
Alessandro Morandi

July 1, 2008
Matthias Clasen

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