GLib 2.25.9 released

GLib 2.25.9 is now available for download at:


A development release leading to GLib 2.26.


 * 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 2.24. If you have problems, you'll need
  to reinstall GLib 2.24.

 * GLib 2.26 will be source and binary compatible with
  the GLib 2.24 series; however, the new API additions
  in GLib 2.25.x are not yet finalized, so there may
  be incompatibilities between this release and the final
  2.26 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 2.25.8 to GLib 2.25.9

| WARNING: There have been API changes in GDBus, GSettings and |
| GApplication. Users of these APIs will need to be adapted.   |
| In particular, a new release of GTK+ is required to go along |
| with this one.                                               |

* GDBus
 - Use Gio's default async implementation
 - Fix proxy construction for objects with no properties
 - Fix error handling in synchronous initialization
 - Do not dispatch calls to unregistered objects
 - Add _with_closures alternative functions
 - Allow constructing GDBusProxy with well-known names
 - Remove GType parameters from GDBusProxy constructors
 - Nuke g_bus_watch_proxy API
 - Add --xml to gdbus-tool to print raw introspected XML

* GSettings
 - schema file format change: store (default, options) in gvdb
 - Add g_settings_sync()
 - Add support for enums and ranges
 - 'context' support has been replaced by direct use of

* GApplication
 - Switch to using variants for timestamps
 - Use GInitable

* GObject
 - Introduce g_object_notify_by_pspec
 - Add GBinding
 - The GVariant gtype G_TYPE_VARIANT was changed from boxed
   to fundamental. We believe there were no existing users
   of the boxed type, so this should not cause any applications
   to break.

* Test framework
 - Add package and version to the test report XML
 - Use optparse to parse gtester-report commandline
 - Add subunit support to gtester-report
 - Prevent division by zero if no tests

* Bugs fixed:
 621782 Crash using gbinding
 619945 GConverterOutputStream triggers assertion and corrupts data
 621319 more leaked GVariants in GSettings
 621168 GKeyFile memory leak on Windows platform
 621002 Switch to using variants for timestamps, split out signals
 620953 tiny docs addition
 618904 Lies in gunixmounts documentation
 621702 Correctly initialize GError
 611778 minor cleanup of gtester-report
 621213 GDBusProxy and well-known names
 621034 Rewrite apps test to ensure children are killed
 620954 gapplication gvariant simplifications
 611869 add subunit out feature to gtester-report
 621119 GDBusProxy and objects with no properties
 620990 Use Gio's default async implementation again
 620952 g_application_register_with_data is an ugly API
 621252 GSettings leaks context
 618715 fork() in GSettings test cases is problematic 618715
 621905 Assume a ref when doing async work
 621266 GSettings "context" clarification

* Translation updates:

Thanks to all contributors:
Javier Jardón
Christian Persch
Colin Walters
Juan A. Suarez Romero
David Zeuthen
Richard Hughes
Ryan Lortie
Tor Lillqvist
Tomeu Vizoso
Christian Dywan
Jürg Billeter
Alexander Larsson
Felix Riemann
Hib Eris
Emmanuele Bassi
Robert Collins
Damien Lespiau
Ross Burton
Florian Müllner
Cosimo Cecchi

June 17, 2010
Matthias Clasen

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