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[ANN] guile-gi v0.2.2 released

From: Mike Gran
Subject: [ANN] guile-gi v0.2.2 released
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 18:55:15 -0800

On behalf of the Guile-GI team, I am pleased to announce the release
of Guile-GI v0.2.2.

guile-gi is a library that autogenerates GNU Guile bindings for
GObject libraries that provide typelib files.  GObject is a standard
way of writing C-language libraries with headers and introspection
information.  Typelib files are GObject's standard way to provide that
introspection information. Among the GObject libraries are GTK3 and
WebKitGTK2, two popular GUI libraries.

In short, this library hopes to make GTK3 and WebKit2 available to

This particular library is one of several different attempts at
solving the interface between GTK+3 and Guile.  Its differentiating
feature is that its bindings are created dynamically at runtime by
parsing typelib files.

This project is theoretically similar to the g-golf project; however,
while g-golf tries to avoid too much C, this project provides a
library written in C that enables the use of the introspection
functionality provided by GObject-Introspection.

Guile-GI is of alpha quality.  Its API is stabilizing, and there is
no plan to change it; but, it is too early to guarantee stability.

The big theme for this point release was to make callbacks work

- Add Guile 3.0 to configure
- Callback fixes (#68, #70)
  - Prevent garbage collection of callbacks before use
  - Fix unpacking of integers in callbacks
  - Harmonize the calling convention of callback parameters
    with the calling convention of introspected C functions
- Some support for GHashTable types (#56)
- Improvements to autogenerated documentation (#50)
- Bug fixes

A tarball can be downloaded
  MD5 a63adfee7f80ccf4175f51ce41b0a99a guile_gi-0.2.2.tar.gz

The repository and bug tracker can be found at

If you're uncomfortable using the github bug tracker, you can always
e-mail me directly.

To read about what this library is supposed to do, check out

Mike Gran

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