GLib 2.9.5 released

GLib 2.9.5 is now available for download at:

glib-2.9.5.tar.bz2	md5sum: d92467e6a644341d704a5d0e3af8c06f
glib-2.9.5.tar.gz	md5sum: 6ef7253fc29dda78414d7578f35fc88a

This is a development release leading up to GLib 2.10.


 * 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 2.8. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib 2.8.5.

 * GLib 2.10 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib 2.8.x series (for some caveats, see the
   README). At this point, the API additions in the
   2.9.x series are finished.

 * 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 2.9.4 to GLib 2.9.5

* Memory management:
  Runtime debugging support: The slice allocator
  can be turned off by setting G_SLICE=always-malloc
  in the environment. Zeroing of freed memory can
  now be turned on at runtime by setting
  G_DEBUG=gc-friendly in the environment. [Tim Janik]

* Bugs fixed:
 328253 HP-UX/IA-64 uses ".so" as default shared library
        extension [Albert Chin]
 143380 unicode-encoding test fails converting to UTF-16
        with libiconv [Marc Moorcroft]
 328254 Build breakage (GSlice) [Jens Ganseuer]
 328705 C99ism in glib/gmem.c [Kazuki Iwamoto]

* Translation updates (da,et,zh_CN)

Matthias Clasen
27 Jan 2006

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