GLib Library 2.37.6 Squashes Numerous Bugs

This development version of GLib also updates various translations

The GNOME developers announced a few day ago the immediate availability for download and testing of another development version (2.37.6) of the GLib library for the GNOME desktop environment.

What's new in GLib 2.37.6? Well, according to the official release notes, tests using the GTest facilities can now generate TAP output format, the generic type fallback logic has been fixed for -symbolic, null icon was set to icon list, and GSocket can now reuse address or port on the Mac OS X operating system.

Some dtrace-related warnings have been fixed, as well as gdbus-codegen issues with Unicode chars when using Python 3.x or later. Support for using the clang analyzer has been added, the G_SPAWN_DEFAULT API to GSpawnFlags has been implemented, UTC time is now used in test_GDateTime_diff() for glib/tests/gdatetime, and a new method of reporting critical errors has been implemented.

Moreover, a g_date_time_new_utc crash has been fixed, GLib.IOChannel read_unichar() no longer fails, g_get_tmp_dir() has been simplified, a typo has been fixed in the g_type_class_add_private() error message, ref_count in g_object_notify_by_pspec has been improved, and the GSimpleActionGroup functions have been deprecated.

GLib 2.37.6 also fixes some compilation issues with 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system, the multicast interface can now be specified for GSocket, and a race in glib/task.test has been repaired.

Last but not least, the following translations have been updated in this unstable release of GLib: Assamese, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, Galician, Gujarati, Hebrew, Italian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmal, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, and Traditional Chinese.

GLib 2.37.6 is a development release that can be tested in the recently GNOME 3.10 Beta 1 desktop environment. More details can be found in the official raw changelog.

Download GLib 2.37.6 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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