[Ftp-release] Announcing dbus-glib 0.112

Simon McVittie smcv at collabora.com
Fri Mar 26 17:28:35 UTC 2021

The “haunted teacup” release.

dbus-glib is a deprecated D-Bus library. If you use it, please switch to
something more suitable, like GDBus (which is shipped with GLib).
A migration guide is included in the GLib documentation.

git tag: dbus-glib-0.112

dbus-glib version control is now hosted on freedesktop.org's Gitlab
installation, and bug reports and feature requests have switched from
Bugzilla bugs (indicated by "fd.o #nnn") to Gitlab issues
("dbus-glib#nnn") and merge requests ("dbus-glib!nnn"). See README and
CONTRIBUTING.md for more details.


• dbus 1.8 was already required, but is more strongly required now:
  the workarounds that were used to run continuous integration with dbus
  1.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 'trusty' have been removed. (Note that dbus 1.8
  has already reached end-of-life for security support, and newer dbus
  stable branches are strongly recommended.)

• pkg-config 0.28 is required when building from git


• Rewrite CONTRIBUTING.md document, based on Wayland's equivalent
  (Simon McVittie, with thanks to Ander Conselvan de Oliveira,
  Bryce Harrington, Eric Engestrom, Pekka Paalanen and Daniel Stone
  for their contributions to the equivalent file in Wayland)

• A generated ChangeLog file, which made up a significant proportion of
  the size of source tarball releases, is no longer included. Please
  refer to the git repository at
  https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/dbus/dbus-glib for detailed change
  history. (Simon McVittie)

• Improve man page (dbus-glib!1, Alan Coopersmith)

• Add test coverage for fd.o#80557 (dbus-glib#1, Simon McVittie)

• Use more modern GLib assertions in unit tests
  (dbus-glib#16, dbus-glib!3, dbus-glib!4; Simon McVittie)

• Improve continuous integration to be run by GitLab in addition to
  Travis-CI (Simon McVittie)

• Add clearer license information using SPDX-License-Identifier
  (Simon McVittie)


• Allow glib-genmarshal to be overridden with
  `./configure GLIB_GENMARSHAL=/path/to/glib-genmarshal`, for
  cross-compilation (dbus-glib!2, Yann E. MORIN)

• Avoid a double-free in dbus-binding-tool for certain inputs, possibly
  involving nested introspection data structures (dbus-glib#9, Zhipeng Xie)

• Report a better error for excessive recursion depth or unsupported
  data types (dbus-glib#1, Simon McVittie)

• Map the 15 most-recently-added DBusGError members to their corresponding
  D-Bus error names (dbus-glib#1, Simon McVittie)

• Mark all documented symbols as deprecated
  (Simon McVittie)

• Fix unit test failures during distcheck by enabling assertions
  (Simon McVittie)

• Fix a core dump during installed-tests by not attempting to close a
  shared DBusConnection (Simon McVittie)

Simon McVittie, Collabora Ltd.

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