[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: libfolks 0.3.2

Travis Reitter travis.reitter at collabora.co.uk
Sun Nov 14 17:45:57 PST 2010

libfolks 0.3.2 is now available for download from:




libfolks 0.3.2 — If we amplify everything, we hear nothing
Libfolks pulls together contacts from any number of accounts supported
by the libfolks backends. This release includes a Telepathy backend
complete enough to power Empathy and a key file backend to allow contact
linking. We would like to include additional backends
(especially evolution-data-server), so let us know if we can help!

libfolks is not yet API or ABI stable, so please proceed with caution.
The 0.2.x series will stay stable relative to itself, but the 0.3.x
series breaks API with the 0.2.x series (to get it in better shape
before we do a final API freeze). See the NEWS file for details on every
break we make. In future releases, we will have example programs that
will be kept up-to-date with the latest API as well.

For more information, see the Folks wiki page:

What's new?

Major changes:
* BackendStore.load_backends() now (un)loads backends which have been
  (dis|en)abled since the last call
* FOLKS_BACKEND_DIR has been replaced by FOLKS_BACKEND_PATH. It accepts
  any number of files and directories, separated by :
* Significantly clean up the build system

API changes:
* Added BackendStore.prepare() and BackendStore::is-prepared
* Add BackendStore.enable_backend().
* Add BackendStore.disable_backend().
* Add BackendStore.unprepare().
* Remove casting convenience methods on Individual (casting isn't hard)
* Change the visibility of the setters of PersonaStore.type_id,
  PersonaStore.display_name, PersonaStore.id, Backend.name,
  Backend.persona_stores and Persona.linkable_properties. This removes
  the corresponding C setter methods which should never have been
* Remove Tpf.PersonaError
* Remove the exception from the Tpf.Persona constructor

Bugs fixed:
* Bug 629081 — Add API to allow specific backends to be disabled
* Bug 629862 — Add tests for the key-file backend
* Bug 628883 — Add localisation support
* Bug 633718 — Make the Folks releases buildable without vala, valadoc,
  or g-i
* Bug 633080 — Crash when disconnecting twice

libfolks and depend upon core GNOME libraries (GLib, GIO, etc.), as well
as the recent releases of Vala and gobject-introspection.

The Telepathy backend also requires a recent release of
telepathy-glib, built to include its Vala bindings.

For any questions, comments, feature proposals, etc., please refer to
the Telepathy mailing list or #telepathy on Freenode.
For bug reports, please file them with the GNOME Bugzilla module "folks"

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