GLib 2.5.0 released [unstable]

GLib-2.5.0 is now available for download at:

glib-2.5.0.tar.bz2	md5sum: 98fbd81bef9e05978bbe68d7378a872a
glib-2.5.0.tar.gz	md5sum: 46ab6dc32630b120fdf0a73998e59e55

This is the first development release loading up to GLib-2.6.  This
release contains new g_debug() macros and a number of bug and
portability fixes.


 * This is unstable development release. While it has had
   fairly extensive 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-2.4. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib-2.4.4.

 * GLib-2.6 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GLib-2.4.x series; however, the new API additions
   in GLib-2.5.0 are not yet finalized, so there may
   be incompatibities between this release and the final
   2.6 release.

 * Remaining API issues for GLib-2.6 can be found with following
   bugzilla query:

 * 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 2.4.1 to GLib 2.5.0

* New functions g_debug [Sven Herzberg]
* Use higher precision for mathematical constants [Morten 
* Don't convert to/from UTF-8 in g_filename_{to,from}_uri 
 [Federico Mena Quintero]
* Win32
 - Handle empty digit string in printf() functions 
   correctly [Tor Lillqvist]
 - Support ll as format modifier for long long [Tor]
 - Be more careful about HOME [Tor, Ivan Wong]
 - Bug fixes [John Ehresman]
* Miscellaneous bug and portability fixes [Danilo Segan, 
 Owen Taylor, Nikolai Weibull, Beno�®t Carpentier, Morten 
 Welinder, Manish Singh, Sven Neumann, Julio M. Merino Vidal,
 Kaz Sasayama, Murray Cumming, Federico, Mariano Suarez-Alvarez]
* Documentation updates [Matthias Clasen, Chrispin Flowerday,
 Tommi Komulainen, Federico Mena Quintero, Ed Griffiths]
* New and updated translations (ja,ne,no,wa)

20 July 2004

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