GLib 2.19.0 released

GLib 2.19.0 is now available for download at:

glib-2.19.0.tar.bz2 md5sum: 0ff01feebce78b61ce37877e20d71eba
glib-2.19.0.tar.gz  md5sum: 994a5b839883e83d0af9e6e86a2e15b7

This is the first 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 2.18.1 to GLib 2.19.0

* Rewrite GHashTable to use open addressing with quadratic probing
  of chaining. This has the potential to reduce memory fragmentation 
  significantly, while being slightly faster due to better locality and 
  no need to call alloc/free functions for nodes. Benchmarks suggest it 
  also uses less memory overall.

* Make g_poll available as public api

* New macros g_assert_error and g_assert_no_error to assert 
  that a GError is set or unset

* g_cancellable_make_pollfd: New method to make a GPollFD for a

* g_app_info_can_delete, g_app_info_delete,
  New functions to clean up app infos and content types

* When launching applications, always pass fuse file:// uris when
  and let gio convert such uris back to gio uris.

* Bugs fixed:
 505361 gunixinputstream.c assumes poll() available
 509446 portable blocking gio cancellation
 553820 gpoll.c: undeclared identifier
 553724 python interpretter path not patched in correctly
 553857 gbacktrace.h requires signal.h
 553447 g_assert_no_error()
 554092 glib doesn't return G_FILE_ERROR_NOENT et al on OS X
 528670 Always pass file:/// uri's in GAppLaunchContext
 555224 Improve g_format_size_for_display doc
 555309 giochannel breaks on error
 554790 g_convert() misbehaves with winiconv versions
 555314 mem leak in gmarkup
 555313 GFileAttribute boxed type get_type function should...
 552861 glib-2.0.m4 calls system(3) without storing its result
 554557 Patch to fix gcc warnings about missing format specifiers
 552107 Small libtool fixes
 551355 Make glib build with libtool 2.2
 555311 format not a string literal and no format arguments
 556101 static mutex yields warnings with g++
 556186 gpoll.h breaks gmain.h inclusion
 526456 Open addressing in GHashTable
 553426 cancellable clarifications
 545350 GAppInfo deletion
 545351 Reset associations for content type
 552168 volume's mount not mounted after g_volume_mount_finish
 554970 segfault when update-desktop-database is not available...
 554745 GFileAttributeInfoList should be boxed
 555121 Improved build-time handling of gio module-dir
 555711 Wrong fallback order of mimetype icons
 555331 Deprecate adoption of mounts
 556335 make check fails in
 556334 Warning when building without selinux support
 556422 g_file_enumerator_next_file: unclear...

* Updated translations:
 Arabic (ar)
 Danish (da)
 Polish (pl)
 Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR)
 Romanian (ro)
 Russian (ru)

Thanks to all contributors:
Tor Lillqvist
Hans Petter Jansson
Dan Winship
Michael Natterer
Sven Herzberg
Sebastien Bacher
Behdad Esfahbod
David Zeuthen
Christophe Fergeau
Christian Persch
Andreas Köhler
Kjartan Maraas
Patryk Zawadzki
Nelson Benítez León
Pascal Terjan
Colin Walters
Alexander Larsson
Krysztof Kosiński
Armin Burgmeier

October 16, 2008
Matthias Clasen

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]