GLib 2.5.4 released [unstable]

GLib 2.5.4 is now available for download at:

glib-2.5.4.tar.gz	md5sum: 7a157ec36c14a430805cc959fb16763b
glib-2.5.4.tar.bz2	md5sum: da6cc616614b98024334ffc78aafb9dc

This is the fifth 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; however, the new API additions
   in GLib-2.5.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
   be incompatibities between this release and the final
   2.6 release.

 * With this release, GLib enters a slush API freeze. There
   are still a few open API issues, but it is likely that
   many of them will be punted to 2.8. The remaining API 
   issues for GLib-2.6 can be found with following Bugzilla 

 * 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 2.5.3 to GLib 2.5.4
Add GKeyFile, a parser/editor for the .ini like files used in various specifications. [Ray Strode]
Make the handling of filename encodings consistent across all
   GLib functions, introduce wrappers for common POSIX 
   functions which accept the same filename encoding. [Tor Lillqvist, 
   Owen Taylor]
 - Rename g_context_option_error_quark() to a more language-binding
   friendly name [Murray Cumming]
 - Accept backslashes in filenames on Win32 [Tor Lillqvist]
* Strip the internal aliasing prefix IA__ from function names in 
  assertions [Matthias Clasen]
* Add a function to split uri lists. [Matthias]
* Win32 bug fixes 
 - Don't open console windows [Tor]
* Other bug fixes [Philippe Blain, Robert �ren, Hidetaka Iwai,   
  Matthias, Morten Welinder, Mats-Ola Persson, Tor, Nickolay V. 
  Shmyrev, Kjartan Maraas, Anders Carlsson, Tim-Philipp M� 
  Lucas Rocha, Andrea Campi, Manish Singh, Thomas Fitzsimmons, 
  Kazuki IWAMOTO]
* Documentation improvements [Matthias, Linus Walleij, Nickolay,
 Adam Hooper, Gustavo Carneiro]
* New and updated translations
(cs,en_CA,en_GB,ja,nb,nl,or,sr,sr Latn,sq)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,153107,153113,153103,152954,141102,151175,153649,154078,154352,134813,154299,153091,153041,154676,154828,155589,155856,139974,155177,154696,156424,156447,156500,156499,156325,154299,155178

October 27, 2004

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