[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: folks 0.9.4

Philip Withnall philip at tecnocode.co.uk
Fri Aug 2 02:41:28 PDT 2013

libfolks 0.9.4 is now available from:


97df9c71601bc4bc0a6c7bb33349ee7bc4366ac7f6eb03ab4cfcc74c7a6267ba  folks-0.9.4.news
f42556d3260e71311dbff2e605e64f8b7961c6c0968b0a0b71470d400dbb30df  folks-0.9.4.changes
d2ea767e464af0751f35e2232c5c31c15fd194f0dac441784c3ebcc9204f1094  folks-0.9.4.tar.xz

libfolks 0.9.4 — It’s too hot

Libfolks pulls together contacts from any number of accounts supported
by the libfolks backends. This release includes a number of backends,
including Telepathy, evolution-data-server, libsocialweb, Tracker, and
a simple key-file backend.

The 0.9.x unstable series corresponds to GNOME 3.10, leading up to a
0.10.x stable series in the near future. We will continue to maintain
API and ABI stability for the foreseeable future, with the intention of
having 0.9.x API compatible back through 0.6.x. We will make an
announcement when we officially commit to API/ABI stability for the
project as a whole.

See the NEWS file for details on every break we made before 0.6.0. 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:

Reference documentation is available here:

About libgdata

libgdata is a GLib-based library for accessing online service APIs using
the GData protocol — most notably, Google's services. It provides APIs
to access the common Google services, and has full asynchronous support.

Overview of changes from libfolks 0.9.3 to libfolks 0.9.4

• libebook-1.2 ≥ 3.9.1
• libebook-contacts ≥ 3.9.1

Major changes:
• Fatal warnings are now turned off when distchecking
• EDS dependency has been bumped to ≥ 3.9.1 to fix a Vala binding issue

Bugs fixed:
• Bug 699865 — Folks needs to expose chat/VoIP service client types
• Bug 703402 — Backend support libraries don't set the GIR version and namespace
• Bug 703450 — Telepathy backend gir fails to link
• Bug 703514 — Can't build FolksTelepathy-0.6.gir
• Bug 703709 — can't compile folks. fails at GISCAN TpLowlevel-0.6.gir
• Bug 703830 — build: distcheck fails trying to delete
• Bug 704922 — key-file: do not use deprecated loop_run_with_non_fatal_timeout()
• Bug 705196 — Linking a favorite TP contact with a EDS one unfavorite it
• Bug 703516 — Build failing with EDS backend
• Bug 701850 — folks-DEBUG: phone-details.vala:160:
  [PhoneDetails.get_normalised] unknown digit: +

API changes:
• Add PresenceDetails.client_types
• Add new Individual property:
    - client_types
• Add new Tpf.Persona property:
    - client_types


libfolks depends upon core GNOME libraries (GLib, GIO, etc.), as well
as libgee 0.8.x.

The Tracker backend requires a recent version of Tracker, built to
include its Vala bindings.


For any questions, comments, feature proposals, etc., please refer to
the folks mailing list or #folks on irc.gnome.org.
For bug reports, please file them against the GNOME Bugzilla module
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