GLib-2.1.5 release [please test]
- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: gtk-list gnome org, gnome-announce-list gnome org, gtk-app-devel-list gnome org, gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: GLib-2.1.5 release [please test]
- Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 00:32:30 -0500 (EST)
GLib-2.1.5 is now available for download at:
This is a the final prerelease before GLib-2.2. As compared
to the stable GTK+-2.0.x series, it contains a number of small
API additions. Also new in this release is support for building
using an included copy of the Trio library (http://daniel.haxx.se/trio/)
for formatting strings on systems whose printf() function is
Since 2.1.4, changes are various minor bug fixes and fixes
to the build process. (Various problems that showed up
from the major build changes in 2.1.4 have now been fixed.)
* This is is still a development release. Please test it.
Please don't use it in production.
* Only very minor changes are anticipated between GLib-2.1.5
and the final GLib-2.2.0.
* Installing this version will overwrite your existing
copy of GLib-2.0. If you have problems, you'll need
to reinstall GLib-2.0.7.
* The seeding algorithm for the pseudo-random generator used by
GRand and GRandom was because some seeds would yield very bad
pseudo-random streams. If you need exact compatibility with the
GLib-2.0 algorithm, a G_RANDOM_VERSION environment variable
is supported; see the README file for further details.
* Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
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 2.1.4 to GLib-2.1.5
* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Various post-rewrite fixes for glib-gettext.m4 [Owen Taylor,
Jody Goldberg, Kjartan Maraas, Johannes Stezenbach]
* Ensure we have a GUINT64_FORMAT by pulling in Trio
if necessary [Manish Singh]
* Further Trio build fixes [Matthias Clasen, Owen]
* Hack around gcc, libtool issues with -pthread [Owen]
* Docs improvements [Matthiass]
* Bug and portability fixes
* Updated and new translations (bg,de,fi,fr,sq,fr)
Other contributors: Kai Poitschke, Morten Welinder
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