GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects such as GTK and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C, portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.
The official download locations are: https://download.gnome.org/sources/glib
The official web site is: https://www.gtk.org/
See the file 'INSTALL.md'
Only the most recent unstable and stable release series are supported. All older versions are not supported upstream and may contain bugs, some of which may be exploitable security vulnerabilities.
See SECURITY.md for more details.
API documentation is available online for GLib for the:
Bugs should be reported to the GNOME issue tracking system. You will need to create an account for yourself. You may also submit bugs by e-mail (without an account) by e-mailing [email protected], but this will give you a degraded experience.
Bugs are for reporting problems in GLib itself, not for asking questions about how to use it. To ask questions, use one of our discussion forums.
In bug reports please include:
tests/subdirectory, that will be most convenient. Otherwise, please include a short test program that exhibits the behavior. As a last resort, you can also provide a pointer to a larger piece of software that can be downloaded.
Please follow the contribution guide to know how to start contributing to GLib.
Patches should be submitted as merge requests to gitlab.gnome.org. If the patch fixes an existing issue, please refer to the issue in your commit message with the following notation (for issue 123):
Otherwise, create a new merge request that introduces the change. Filing a separate issue is not required.
The default development branch of GLib has been renamed to
main. To update
your local checkout, use:
git checkout master git branch -m master main git fetch git branch --unset-upstream git branch -u origin/main git symbolic-ref refs/remotes/origin/HEAD refs/remotes/origin/main