GLib 2.19.6 released

GLib 2.19.6 is now available for download at:

glib-2.19.6.tar.bz2 md5sum: d78ebdcb6a9bbd7cce1f396501037f9b
glib-2.19.6.tar.gz  md5sum: be37b6a73ca6ea2f1575730bbd49568d

This is the sixth development release leading up to GLib 2.20.


 * 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 2.18. If you have problems, you'll need
  to reinstall GLib 2.18.

 * GLib 2.20 will be source and binary compatible with
  the GLib 2.18 series; the new API additions in GLib 2.19
  are finalized at this point.

 * 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 2.19.5 to GLib 2.19.6

* New format macro to print goffset data: G_OFFSET_FORMAT

* GIO:
 - Add a GFilter{Input,Output}Stream::close-base-stream properties which
   determine whether the base stream will be closed when the filter stream
   is finalized.
 - g_data_input_stream_read_line and ..._read_until have asynchronous
   variants now.

* Bugs fixed:
 568294 A wrong reference in the description of g_bookmark_file_...
 563141 RFE: define G_OFFSET_FORMAT
 569105 g_time_val_to_iso8601() assumes time_t==long
 568394 dropping the last reference to a stream filter closes...
 568741 g_buffered_input_stream_fill_async doesn't work
 568723 g_buffered_input_stream_fill_async doesn't take count == -1
 568575 _async functions for GDataInputStream

* Updated translations:
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Thanks to all contributors:
Takeshi Aihana
Tor Lillqvist
Stefan Kost
Christian Persch
Matthias Drochner
Ryan Lortie
Paolo Borelli

February 2, 2009

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