GLib 2.16.2 released

GLib 2.16.2 is now available for download at:

glib-2.16.2.tar.bz2   md5sum: 662224ad0186183f64de98ef2183454b
glib-2.16.2.tar.gz    md5sum: f1a75b1f89953e7d87484ceffd70eb86

This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series. 

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 2.16.1 to GLib 2.16.2

* Bug fixes:
 521513 Firefox crash when using file picker
 316221 G_LOCK warns about breaking strict-aliasing
 520914 win_iconv doesn't support UCS-2
 521045 glib f_fstypename miscellany
 521591 g_markup_parse_context_parse() creates GError message th...
 521672 compile error
 522292 Gives warnings in glib/gutils.h with GCC in C99 mode
 522335 Fails to build: glib/gtester.c:276: error: 'ARG_MAX' unde...
 523015 Implement sliding window based upload operation
 523298 win_iconv can't convert from UTF-8 to GB18030 (or vice ve...
 523338 list nfs4 as a nfs mount type
 524350 Make glib build without NLS again
 524579 g_file_copy reports wrong total on progress callback for ...
 524742 A typo in gtestutils.c.
 524950 Minor documentation typos.
 524344 glib/gthread.h still use G_GNUC_PRETTY_FUNCTION
 525060 glib fails to build with -DG_DISABLE_ASSERT in CPPFLAGS o... 
 525192 100% CPU if run main loop with no IO sources

* Translation updates:
 Belarusian Latin (be latin)
 Catalan (ca)
 Greek (el)
 British English (en_GB)
 Spanish (es)
 Basque (eu)
 French (fr)
 Galician (gl)
 Hebrew (he)
 Hungarian (hu)
 Italian (it)
 Japanese (ja)
 Korean (ko)
 Lithuanian (lt)
 Dutch (nl)
 Portugese (pt)
 Slovak (sk)
 Albanian (sq)
 Swedish (sv)
 Turkish (tr)
 Vietnamese (vi)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at:,520914,316221,522292,523298,521045,524742,524344,525060,524350,522335,521513,521672,523015,523338,524579,524950

Thanks to all contributors:
Murray Cumming
Tor Lillqvist
Sebastian Dröge
Alexander Larsson
Hiroyuki Ikezoe
Peter Kjellerstedt
Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis
Joe Marcus Clarke
Jens Granseuer
Sebastien Bacher
Rob Bradford
Neil Roberts
Lieven van der Heide
John Ehresman

March 31, 2008
Matthias Clasen

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