GLib 2.15.5

GLib 2.15.5 is now available for download at:

glib-2.15.5.tar.bz2 md5sum: a23f331f36ff78c8bffd37973fbfbb28
glib-2.15.5.tar.gz  md5sum: 113f1e8fd72dd80a5348c4da64445537

This is the sixth development release leading up to GLib 2.16.


 * 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 2.14. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib 2.14.

 * GLib 2.16 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib 2.14 series. The new API in GLib should be 
   stable at this point; but there may still be 
   incompatibilities between this release and the final
   2.16 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 2.15.4 to GLib 2.15.5

* Update the included PCRE to 7.6

* GIO:
 - g_volume_should_automount: new function to determine if a volume
   should be mounted automatically
 - g_file_query_default_handler: new convenience function to get
   the default handler for a file
 - g_app_info_launch_default_for_uri new convenience function to
   launch the default handler for a URI
 - Use mimeapps.list and defaults.list as discussed on xdg list
 - g_app_info_get_default_for_uri_scheme has a real implementation
   now (gvfs provides a GConf-based implementation)
 - There is the beginning of a test suite
 - standard::description:  new file attribute
 - GMountMountFlags flags argument added to mount calls

* GObject:
 - class initialization is now threadsafe

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Thanks to all contributors:
Simon Murray
Sebastian Wilhelmi
Tim Janik
Christian Persch
Wouter Bolsterlee
Michael Natterer
Johan Dahlin
Sebastian Dröge
Hans Breuer
Jonathon Jongsma
Tor Lillqvist
Murray Cumming
Behdad Esfahbod
Ryan Lortie
Alexander Larsson
Jens Granseuer
Cosimo Cecchi
Tomas Bzatek

February 11, 2008
Matthias Clasen

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