GLib 2.19.5 released

GLib 2.19.5 is now available for download at:

glib-2.19.5.tar.bz2 md5sum: b9f8453dd38266108641c448ea8d5bee
glib-2.19.5.tar.gz  md5sum: 008ca6368c8f4d6e286be8eb2b4be24c

This is the fifth 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; however, the new API additions
  in GLib 2.19.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
  be incompatibilities between this release and the final
  2.20 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 2.19.4 to GLib 2.19.5

* Update included PCRE to 7.8

* g_base64_decode_inplace: New function to do base64 decoding in place

* Bugs fixed:
 567138 get_package_directory_from_module() does not free ...
 566569 gregex docs clarification
 566573 g_match_info_fetch_pos docs
 564728 Add function to decode base64 encoded data in place
 567838 G_STRUCT_OFFSETOF fails to compile under icc 9.1
 567977 textdomain() macro should not return NULL ...
 512779 --disable-regex breaks compilation
 566770 error code 0 for Too many open files is useless
 565484 g_content_type_guess passes non-UTF8 text to XDG ...

* Updated translations:
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Thanks to all contributors:
Tor Lillqvist
Christian Persch
Sebastian Dröge
Hrvoje Niksic
Peter Kjellerstedt
Olivier Sessink

January 19, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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