Updated: glib2-2.4.5-1, glib2-devel-2.4.5-1, glib2-doc-2.4.5-1, glib2-runtime-2.4.5-1

Gerrit P. Haase gerrit@familiehaase.de
Thu Aug 5 11:34:00 GMT 2004

I have updated GLib, the low-level core library that forms the basis for
projects such as GTK+ and GNOME.

Cygwin:  Use GLib 2.4.5, latest gettext, libiconv & binutils releases.
General: This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible
         with 2.4.0. The main reason for this release is a bug in the
         routines converting between filenames and URIs, which can cause
         problems when used with filenames which are not encoded in

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.4.4 to GLib 2.4.5

* Fix g_filename_from_uri() to work with non-UTF-8 filenames
  [Robert Ögren, Matthias Clasen]
* Make GMarkup parser handle of whitespace inside tags according to
  XML 1.1  [Hiroyuki Ikezoe, Matthias]
* Documentation improvements  [Soeren Sandmann, Christophe Fergeau,
  Danek Duvall]
* Other bug fixes  [Oliver Guntermann, Sven Neumann,
  James Henstridge, Murray Cumming, Matthias, Tommi Komulainen]
* New and updated translations (bg,hi,sq)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at


Overview of Changes from GLib 2.4.2 to GLib 2.4.4

* Win32 bug fixes (John Ehresman)
* Other bug fixes (Manish Singh, Matthias Clasen, Federico
  Mena Quintero, Philippe Blain, Sven Neumann, Julio M. Merino
  Vidal, Kaz Sasayama, Morten Welinder, Mariano Suarez-Alvarez)
* Documentation updates (Crispin Flowerday, Ed Griffiths, 
* New and updated translations (az,ne,sq)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at


The GLib library 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.  Canonical
website: http://www.gtk.org/

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
'glib2' from the 'Libs' category, if you install it for the first
time, click on the 'skip' field next to 'glib2' until '2.4.5-1' is

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