GLib 2.5.6 released [unstable]

GLib 2.5.6 is now available for download at:

glib-2.5.6.tar.gz	md5sum: 3665ea61f73654fb731e37608a4cf0d1
glib-2.5.6.tar.bz2	md5sum: 4c4aaa25e4714fbda6071f10106e6d91

This is the seventh development release leading up to GLib 2.6.  


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
   fairly extensive 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 2.4. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib 2.4.7.

 * GLib 2.6 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib 2.4.x series. The new API additions in GLib 
   2.5.x are finalized at this point, and GLib 2.5.x 
   should be considered API frozen. Unless serious issues
   with the new APIs come up, there will be no API 
   changes between this release and the 2.6.0 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 2.5.5 to GLib 2.5.6
* GOption
  - Add G_OPTION_FLAG_REVERSE to allow options 
    which unset a  boolean variable [Tor Lillqvist]
* GChildWatch
  - Use sigaction instead of signal [Jonas Jonnson, 
  Archana Shah]
  - Make the very first SIGCHLD work [Gustavo Carneiro]
* Bug fixes [Morten Welinder, Tor, David MacLachlan,
  Manish Singh, J. Ali Harlow]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias Clasen, Tor]
* Updated translations (da,ja,tr,zh_CN)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,157453,156446,136867,154827,151663,138853,157951

November 12, 2004

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