[ANNOUNCE] libxkbcommon 0.5.0

Ran Benita ran234 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 07:01:04 PDT 2014

Here are the NEWS for this release. There's also a new PACKAGING
file[1], for those interested.

[1] https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xkbcommon/libxkbcommon/master/PACKAGING

libxkbcommon 0.5.0 - 2014-10-18

- Added support for Compose/dead keys in a new module (included in
  libxkbcommon). See the documentation or the
  xkbcommon/xkbcommon-compose.h header file for more details.

- Improved and reordered some sections of the documentation.

- The doxygen HTML pages were made nicer to read.

- Most tests now run also on non-linux platforms.

- A warning is emitted by default about RMLVO values which are not used
  during keymap compilation, which are most often a user misconfiguration.
  For example, "terminate:ctrl_alt_backspace" instead of

- Added symbol versioning for libxkbcommon and libxkbcommon-x11.
  Note: binaries compiled against this and future versions will not be
  able to link against the previous versions of the library.

- Removed several compatablity symbols from the binary (the API isn't
  affected). This affects binaries which

  1. Were compiled against a pre-stable (<0.2.0) version of libxkbcommon, and
  2. Are linked against the this or later version of libxkbcommon.

  Such a scenario is likely to fail already.

- If Xvfb is not available, the x11comp test is now correctly skipped
  instead of hanging.

- Benchmarks were moved to a separate bench/ directory.

- Build fixes from OpenBSD.

- Fixed a bug where key type entries such as "map[None] = Level2;" were

- New API:


git tag: xkbcommon-0.5.0

MD5:  2e1faeafcc609c30af3a561a91e84158  libxkbcommon-0.5.0.tar.xz
SHA1: 7127993bfb69e13cdff25fb8b3c8f26ce6be5bfa libxkbcommon-0.5.0.tar.xz


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