Libgda and Libgnomedb 3.99.6

I'm pleased to announce the version 3.99.6 of Libgda and Libgnomedb.

Important note: Libgda's API is now declared stable for the next V4 release (subsequent 3.99.X releases will concentrate only on bug fixes), Libgnomedb's API will continue to change before a stable release.

Short description:
Libgda is a (relatively small) database access library:
* a wrapper like ODBC but with more features to access several database engines
* a general data model to use CVS or XML files
* a meta data extractor (to know all about database objects in a comman way)
* comes with an SQL console application (like mysql, psql or sqlite3 consoles)
* relies on GLib, coded in C, its API is easy to use

Libgnomedb mainly features some GTK+ based data bound widgets using Libgda for data access.

Changes for this version of Libgda:
 - A few API improvements
 - MySQL provider improvements (Carlos Savoretti)
 - Performances improvements, and memory leaks removal
 - use the G_TYPE_GTYPE type instead of ulong
 - better control of exported symbols in the final library and providers
 - better binreloc behaviour in 64 bits
 - use custom marshallers for GError, GType and GValue in signals (bug #555905)
 - bug fixes: #541991, #546339, #555905, #556258, #556327, #556960, #529794 (Johannes Schmid,
   Massimo Cora', Vivien Malerba)
 - Translations:
    - es (Jorge Gonzalez)
    - sv (Daniel Nylander)

Changes for Libgnomedb:
 - Adaptations to Libgda's V4 API changes
 - Translations:
    - es (Jorge Gonzalez)
    - hu (Gabor Kelemen)

Tarballs are available at
Pease note that for the first time Win32 archives are also available at

To install this new version, you'll need glib, libxml2, and
optionnally libxslt; this version can be installed side by side with
the V3 version.

You can find more information at the projects' homepage
(, or you can ask any question/propose
anything you want in the GNOME-DB mailing list, which is available at

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