ANNOUNCE: gob2 2.0.17 the "not dead yet" release


Apparently perfection had some segfaults (read last announcement).
Time for a new gob version.  Apparently even the very minor feature additions
of last time added some crashes (though only for those using some of these "new
features").  Furthermore, there was a really bad usage of strcpy that caused
errors with new versions of libc.  So ... as gob isn't going away (if only to
annoy those that hate it) ... here is 2.0.17

So what is this gob thing?  Well besides being the cure for cancer, it also
generates GObjects (or GTK+ objects).  GOB2 is a replacement for the version
1 GOB, that was for GTK+ 1.x mostly.  GOB2 can handle pretty much most of the
GObject features.  At least most of the ones that anyone will ever use.  It
only requires GLib 2.0 (or higher for some features) and can generate
arbitrary GObjects.  You can have both versions installed at the same time if
you wish, but if anyone is still using gob version 1 and GTK+ 1.x, they
should get their head examined.

Here are the news in 2.0.17:

	* Fix segfault when defining the finilize, dispose, and
	  constructor methods (Fixes debian bug #574542)
	* Handle carriage returns in input files
	* use -G_MAXFLOAT and -G_MAXDOUBLE for the default minima
	  for floating point numbers (thanks to Marcel Wagner for
	  the patch)

Note: I no longer have fedora, so no rpms are built but the specfile is
included.  Try it with "rpmbuild -ta gob2-...-tar.gz"

Have fun,


Jiri (George) Lebl, or

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