GLib 2.24.0 released

GLib 2.24.0 is now available for download at:

sha256 sums:

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.

GLib 2.24 is a stable release adding an incremental improvement
in functionality over GLib 2.22 while maintaining binary and
source compatibility.

Major new features include:

* The requirements for g_thread_init() have been relaxed slightly,
  it can be called multiple times, and does not have to be the first
  call. GObject now links to GThread and threads are enabled
  automatically when g_type_init() is called. Thread-safety issues
  with boxed types in GObject have been fixed.  The -pthread flag
  has been added to all gmodule .pc files, because it is not generally
  permissible to load modules that are linked against libpthread if
  the program has not been compiled with threading support.

* GType now has a G_DEFINE_INTERFACE convenience macro

* GIO supports lazy loading of GIO modules, and there is a new
  gio-querymodule utility that goes along with this.
  Packagers will need to adapt to this.

* GIO uses splice(2) to transfer data between file descriptors
  without extraneous copies.

* The GVariant variant datatype has been added.

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the
announcements of the 2.23.x development releases:

More information about GLib is available at:

The GLib Team:

 Hans Breuer, Matthias Clasen, Tim Janik, Tor Lillqvist,
 Manish Singh, Owen Taylor, and Sebastian Wilhelmi

Thanks to all contributors, including
Alberto Garcia, Alexander Larsson, Alex Larsson,
Andre Klapper, Behdad Esfahbod, Benjamin Otte,
Carlo Bramini, Christian Dywan, Christian Kellner,
Christian Persch, Chris Wilson, Claudio Saavedra,
Cody Russell, Colin Walters, Dagobert Michelsen,
Dan Winship, Edward Hervey, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort,
Felix Riemann, Fridrich Strba, Haakon Sporsheim,
Hib Eris, Hiroyuki Ikezoe, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro,
Javier Jardón, Jonh Wendell, Juan A. Suarez Romero,
Kamal Mostafa, Krzesimir Nowak, Krzysztof Kosiński,
Martin Pitt, Martyn Russell, Nicolas Setton,
Paolo Bonzini, Paolo Borelli, Philip Withnall,
Piotr Eljasiak, Priit Laes, River Tarnell,
Ryan Lortie, Saleem Abdulrasool, Sebastian Dröge,
Stefan Kost, Stéphane Démurget, Steve Grubb,
Sven Herzberg, Thomas Kristensen, Tim-Philipp Müller,
Tomas Bzatek, Vincent Untz, William Hua,
Will Thompson, Xan Lopez

March 27, 2010
Matthias Clasen

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