GLib 2.7.0 released

GLib-2.7.0 is now available for download at:

glib-2.7.0.tar.bz2	md5sum: 01c06e9b7d9e6f7398b32cc2fa2b7a88
glib-2.7.0.tar.gz	md5sum: f6df61db533a1307c7ce6c664b245fe9

This is the first development release leading up to GLib-2.8.  


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
   a bit of 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-2.6. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib-2.6.4.

 * GLib-2.8 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib-2.6.x series; however, the new API additions
   in GLib-2.7.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
   be incompatibities between this release and the final
   2.8 release.

 * Remaining issues for GLib-2.8 can be found with the 
   following bugzilla query:

 * 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 2.6.x to GLib 2.7.0
* GKeyFile
 - Add unit tests [Matthias Clasen, Suren A. Chilingaryan]
 - Accept \r\n as line end [Bastian Nocera]
 - Don't interpret leading zeros as octal numbers. [Matthias]
 - Make key and group removal work [David Hoover, Matthias Hasselmann]
* GOption
 - Improve formatting of --help output [Matthias, Noah Levitt]
 - Accept -? [Matthias]
 - Warn about duplicate main groups [Jeff Franks]
 - Treat '-' as non-option argument [Tim Musson, Thomas Leonard]
 - Report missing arguments as errors [Bj�Lindqvist]
 - Add a boxed type for GDate [Tim-Philipp M�
* GTree
 - g_tree_remove() and g_tree_steal() return status 
   information [Matthew F. Barnes]
* Stdio wrappers
 - Work regardless of large file support [Manish Singh]
 - Add g_access(), g_chmod(), g_creat(), g_chdir [Tor Lillqvist]
* GObject
 - Implement "toggle references" to help language bindings [Owen Taylor]
 - Allow to mark names, nicks and blurbs of pspecs as 
   static [Ben Maurer, Matthias]
 - Make pspec lookup a bit faster [Morten Welinder]
* Add g_listenv() to list all set environment 
  variables [Hans Petter Jansson]
* Add g_file_set_contents() to atomically write a 
  file.  [S�Sandmann,
  Sven Neumann, Manish, Alexis S. L. Carvalho]
* Add g_try_malloc(), g_try_new(), g_try_new0() and 
  g_try_renew() [Stefan Kost]
* Add g_utf8_collate_key_for_filename() to sort filenames taking
  extensions and numeric suffixes into account.  [Ole Laursen, 
  Alex Larsson]
* Add G_GNUC_NULL_TERMINATED to mark varargs function with 
  NULL-terminated argument lists. [Marc Meissner]
* Win32 changes
 - Improved debugability [Ulf Lamping, Hans Breuer]
 - Make filename handling more robust [Tor, Billy Skaggs]
 - Improve g_get_system_data_dirs() [Tor]
 - Use more precise timers [Tor]
 - Build fixes [Kazuki Iwamoto, Hans, Tor, Robert �ren]
* Other bug fixes [Roger Leigh, Owen, Matthias, Morten, Kjartan Maraas, 
  Pawel Sakowski, Tor, Simon Budig, Ed Avis, Manish, Nicolas Laurent, 
  Bastien, Fabr�o Barros Cabral, Michael Banck, Daniel Atallah, 
  J. Ali Harlow, Tim Janik, Hazael Maldonado Torres, Sven, Jon-Kare
  Hellan, Dave Benson, Tommi Komulainen, Benjamin Otte, Brian Cameron,
  Changwoo Ryu, Christian Biere, Noah, Beno�Carpentier]
* Documentation improvements [Vincent Untz, Matthias, 
  Tim-Philipp M�
  Morten, Matthew, Federico Mena Quintero, Sebastian Bacher, 
  Oliver Sessink, Stefan, Jared Lash, Tor, Owen, Daniel Vaillard,
  Mathieu Lacage]
* New and updated translations (ca,cs,da,el,en_CA,en_GB,es,et,eu,
  fa,fr,gl,hu,id,it,lt,mn,ne,nl,pl,pt,pt_BR,ro,rw,sk,sq,sr,sr Latn,

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at,163390,133994,163144,164330,164467,164468,163030,164622,165100,165887,165907,165980,165910,166084,165951,166181,160469,166386,166327,166609,166801,166977,166921,167105,163039,167984,167942,168177,168311,168341,167496,169433,168474,168751,164706,169348,165954,169859,170445,170566,159507,169611,169858,145326,168352,165852,172404,172612,169623,171285,173094,300071,301772,301373,302062,168008,302545,301984,305346,301742,305576,172690,306388,306389,304790,163792,160655,171005,171502,301787,172142,164269,166271,166985,167614,170149

Jun 10, 2005

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