GLib 2.23.0 released

GLib 2.23.0 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
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d385230335add45c14fc2df63890b2b3  glib-2.23.0.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
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470fbbc06d5fa70643777cec5b0edd4c03c7f05f  glib-2.23.0.tar.gz

This is the first development release leading up to GLib 2.24.


 * 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 2.22. If you have problems, you'll need
  to reinstall GLib 2.22.

 * GLib 2.24 will be source and binary compatible with
  the GLib 2.22 series; however, the new API additions
  in GLib 2.23.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
  be incompatibilities between this release and the final
  2.24 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 2.22.x to GLib 2.23.0

* GIO:
 - GConverter: a generic interface for stateful conversions of data,
   suitable for charset conversion, compression, decompression, regexp
   replacement. Concrete implementations are GCharsetConverter,
   GZlibCompressor and GZlibDecompressor. GConverterInputStream,
   GConverterOutputStream are stream implementations that convert data
   while loading or saving it.
 - GMounts can now have a 'default location': a path that reflects
   the main entry point for the user (e.g. the home directory).
 - As a consequence of the compression support, GIO depends on zlib now.

* GObject:
 - G_IMPLEMENT_INTERFACE_DYNAMIC: a convenience macro for adding
   interfaces to dynamic types.

* GModule:
 - The -pthread flag has been added to all gmodule .pc files, because
   it is not generally permissible to load modules that are linked
   against libpthread if the program has not been compiled with

* Bugs fixed:
 601637 GUnixFDMessage should contain a GUnixFDList
 585566 GSocketListener API issues
 572252 Bug in g_file_test() function.
 600550 g_app_info_create_from_commandline doesn't treat arguments...
 541236 not detecting exact content type
 350200 [PATCH] GTypeModule derived class unref does not unload plugin
 589631 Please enclose literal values with double quotes
 577711 cross compile check for g++ broken
 600620 Support X-GNOME-FullName in GAppInfo
 598899 GWin32DirectoryMonitor is broken
 593809 Nautilus does not restore the position of the icons...
 563627 g_get_prgname() threadsafety
 600141 Add -pthread to gmodule pkg-config
 593856 file and directory monitors don't work when glib is compiled...
 324930 Nautilus should disallow copying of symlink to FAT drive early
 587300 Deadlock when calling g_cancellable_disconnect in a...
 595138 GFile not robust with invalid input
 591216 Warning building resolver.o
 590016 Does not compile under MinGW32 + Wine
 591214 Warnings building gcancellable.o
 561998 Have specific entry points (paths) for mounts...
 535159 g_file_has_parent

* Updated translations:
 Brazilian Portuguese
 Norwegian bokmål

Thanks to our contributors:
Alexander Larsson
Tor Lillqvist
Tomas Bzatek
Chris Wilson
Tim Janik
Cody Russell
Sven Herzberg
Benjamin Otte
Carlo Bramini
Hib Eris
Paolo Bonzini
Stéphane Démurget
Ryan Lortie
Javier Jardón
Vincent Untz
Christian Dywan
Juan A. Suarez Romero
Xan Lopez
Christian Persch
Will Thompson

November 30, 2009
Matthias Clasen

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