[Ftp-release] ANNOUNCE: telepathy-glib 0.7.15

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Thu Sep 18 16:08:04 PDT 2008

telepathy-glib 0.7.15, the "plumbing" release.

The latest reviewed code is always available from:
http://git.collabora.co.uk/?p=telepathy-glib.git (gitweb)


* GLib and GObject must be at least version 2.16 (this was accidentally the
  case in 0.7.14 too, but the dependency is now official). (fd.o #17213)


* TpBaseConnection implementations should use the new method
  tp_base_connection_set_self_handle instead of setting the self_handle member
  directly. To comply with spec 0.17.10, if the self-handle changes after the
  status becomes CONNECTED, tp_base_connection_set_self_handle *must* be used.


* Updated to specification 0.17.10, which includes the SelfHandleChanged signal
  and SelfHandle property...

* ... and then to specification 0.17.11, which includes the stable Requests
  interface with the CreateChannel method (but not EnsureChannel, which is
  planned for a future spec.).

* Added support for the Requests interface to TpBaseConnection, using the new
  interfaces TpChannelManager and TpExportableChannel (which are intended to
  replace TpChannelFactoryIface and TpChannelIface).

* Added some utility functions: tp_dbus_properties_mixin_make_properties_hash,

* with-session-bus.sh (used for the tests) optionally records dbus-monitor

* telepathy-glib-uninstalled.pc is generated in source builds. It's now
  easier to compile dependent projects against an uninstalled copy of
  telepathy-glib >= 0.7.15, like this:

  PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/src/telepathy-glib/telepathy-glib ./autogen.sh

  (if $HOME/src/telepathy-glib is the directory containing this file)


* TP_BASE_CONNECTION_ERROR_IF_NOT_CONNECTED no longer causes compiler warnings
  when used from a C++ source file

* glib-client-gen.py generates correct code for 64-bit unsigned integers

Release notes for projects using code generation:

* If you generate client-side code, update glib-client-gen.py to avoid wrong
  code generation for unsigned 64-bit integer arguments. This will cause your
  project to require telepathy-glib >= 0.7.3

* If you use a copy of with-session-bus.sh for regression tests, consider
  updating it to add support for logging dbus-monitor

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