GLib 2.17.1 released

GLib 2.17.1 is now available for download at:

glib-2.17.1.tar.bz2     md5sum: 9121af8ff782ade6d745d76bd6a38a6a
glib-2.17.1.tar.gz      md5sum: 21154cd67be5a81f675d3c55ce5dea91

This is the second development release leading up to GLib 2.18.


 * 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 2.16. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib 2.16.

 * GLib 2.18 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib 2.16 series; however, the new API additions
   in GLib 2.17.1 are not yet finalized, so there may
   be incompatibilities between this release and the final
   2.18 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 2.17.0 to GLib 2.17.1

* New function: g_utime(), a gstdio wrapper for utime()

* New functions: g_dgettext() and g_dngettext(), wrappers
  for corresponding gettext functions with added functionality

* Support the latest version of the shared-mime spec, including
  icons for mime types

* New function: g_themed_icon_prepend_name()

* Bugs fixed:
 535418 Please document which glib version defines goffset
 528715 Misprint in the description of the interface   
 528714 Misprint in the description of the interface g_param_spec_flags
 537260 Doc bug in G_TYPE_INSTANCE_GET_CLASS()
 530527 Misprint in the description of the interface
 530526 Misprint in the description of the fields 'class_init' and
        'class_finalize' of the structure GTypeInfo
 528719 Improvement to the documentation of the "g_object_connect"
 528172 gtk_signal_handlers_unblock_* functions return value
        amount of matched signals, not amount of actually unblocked
 528717 Misprint in the description of the parameter 'type_id' for
        the interface g_type_register_fundamental
 528716 Misprint in the description of the parameter 'iface_data' for
        the callback types GInterfaceInitFunc and GInterfaceFinalizeFunc
 537555 GObject instantiation not thread safe
 537546 'desktop' shortcut in file chooser looks like a generic folder
 537392 Additional colon in xattr name
 536641 Filesystem querying in gio does not list AFS and autofs file
 528600 g_dummy_file_get_parent("scheme://")
 503071 Application direction changes to right to left even if theres no
 502511 g_assert_cmphex prints invalid message
 338162 Use po/LINGUAS
 314453 Nautilus crashes in Solaris when browsing the attached file
 529321 make check fails in glib/pcre
 455215 g_get_user_special_dir: no reference about 
        G_USER_DIRECTORY_DOWNLOAD fallback to $HOME/Desktop if
        xdg-user-dirs is not in use
 498732 g_key_file_to_data cannot fail
 511367 add g_file_make_directory_with_parents
 531900 Use __builtin_offsetof for G_STRUCT_OFFSET if building with
        gcc 4.0 or newer
 536158 also bump GHashTable version when a node is removed via
 531403 g_utf8_collate broken on Mac
 535628 test/patterntest.c still includes gpattern.h directly
 535625 alias.h:2648: error: 'utime' undeclared here (not in a function)

* Translation updates:
 Arabic (ar)
 German (de)
 Italian (it)
 Norwegian bokmål (nb)
 Thai (th)

Thanks to all contributors:
Tor Lillqvist
Michael Natterer
Hiroyuki Ikezoe
Yevgen Muntyan
Jean-Yves Lefort
Sebastian Dröge
Ross Burton
Christian Persch
Luca Ferretti
Takao Fujiwara
Thomas Andersen
Paolo Borelli
Owen Taylor
Christian Neumair
Danny Baumann
Alessandro Morandi
Andrew Walton
Michael Meeks
Areg Beketovski
Holger Berndt

June 12, 2008
Matthias Clasen

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