GLib 2.17.0 unstable release

GLib 2.17.0 is now available for download. This is the first development release leading up to GLib 2.18.

glib-2.17.0.tar.bz2 md5sum: 03da0783697df2db187c76d1534b3d93
glib-2.17.0.tar.gz md5sum: b86660c1b7fa481f6b21bfba2e3ba2eb

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.16.x to GLib 2.17.0

  • Update to Unicode 5.1
  • Update included libcharset to the one shipped with libiconv 0.12
  • Update included PCRE to 7.7
  • Enforce that only toplevel headers are directly included. This is turned on by default for GObject and GIO. To turn it on for GLib, define G_DISABLE_SINGLE_INCLUDES.
  • Fix library version of GIO. GLib 2.16 shipped with
  • On Solaris, use FEN for file monitoring in GIO
  • Use the GIO_EXTRA_MODULES environment variable to find additional GIO modules
  • G_GNUC_ALLOC_SIZE: New macro that wraps the gcc alloc_size function attribute
  • g_checksum_reset: New function to reset the state of a GChecksum
  • g_unix_mount_monitor_set_rate_limit: New function to limit the rate at which events are reported
  • g_file_query_file_type: New utility function to query the type of a file
  • g_memory_output_stream_get_data_size: New function to obtain the size of the written data.

Bug fixes:

Pango 1.21.0 unstable release

This is the first development release in yet another exciting cycle in Pango development, leading to Pango-1.22.0, which will be released just in time for GNOME-2.24.
pango-1.21.0.tar.bz2 md5: f0959c4b9b058ba9e4d13fc9086b7e7d
pango-1.21.0.tar.gz md5: ade9bf7e089c09e38c58f91fe084835d

Overview of changes between 1.20.0 and 1.20.1:

  • Update to Unicode Character Databse 5.1.0. This adds new entries to the PangoScript enum. Requires glib >= 2.16.3 for the update Unicode data there, but not bumping the requirement in a stable point release.
  • Try making our OS X stuff compile with latest cairo 1.5.x snapshots that renamed cairo-atsui to cairo-quartz-font, as well as older versions.
  • Minor bug fixes.


  • This is unstable development release. While it has had fairly extensive testing, there are likely bugs remaining to be found. This release should not be used in production.
  • Installing this version will overwrite your existing copy of Pango. If you have problems, you’ll need to reinstall Pango-1.20.x
  • Bugs should be reported to

More info on Pango can be found on

Pango 1.20.0 stable release

This is a stable release providing new functionality as compared to Pango-1.18, while maintaining source and binary compatibility.
The most notable new feature in this release is the addition of the pango_layout_set_height() API. See the NEWS file for an extensive list of improvements.
pango-1.20.0.tar.bz2 md5: f0959c4b9b058ba9e4d13fc9086b7e7d
pango-1.20.0.tar.gz md5: ade9bf7e089c09e38c58f91fe084835d

More info on Pango can be found on

GLib 2.16.3 stable release

GLib 2.16.3 is now available for download at:

glib-2.16.3.tar.bz2 md5sum: 195f9a803cc5279dbb39afdf985f44cb
glib-2.16.3.tar.gz md5sum: 4ced916dbd8bf69e897e08d662431dda

This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series.

Bug fixes:

More information about GLib can be found on

An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
be found here

GLib 2.16.2 stable release

GLib 2.16.2 is now available for download at:

glib-2.16.2.tar.bz2 md5sum: 662224ad0186183f64de98ef2183454b
glib-2.16.2.tar.gz md5sum: f1a75b1f89953e7d87484ceffd70eb86

This is a bug fix release in the 2.16 series.

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:

New Blog for the GTK+ project!

Since updating I have had a number of comments and one in particular asked for an RSS they could follow with information and news about GTK+. So, this blog has been set up to do just that.

If there is anyone here that wishes to be added to be able to blog about new and cool things in GTK+, let me know, and I will add you. So far it is just me and soon to be andreas.