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Re: ANN: GNUstep GUI 0.26.1

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: ANN: GNUstep GUI 0.26.1
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 23:18:32 +0100

I am terribly sorry, but we will have to follow up with a gui/back release 
0.26.2 immediately. One of the changes I made between the preparation and the 
final release broke printing with CUPS, which I didn’t test in between. This 
has been fixed in git already but is broken in the release. As CUPS is probably 
the most popular printing mechanism at the moment, we should correct this 
immediately. And as the release has been out there for a day already it won’t 
be possible to just provide a new tar with the same version number.

I apologize for the extra work this is causing.

> Am 31.12.2017 um 19:12 schrieb Ivan Vucica <address@hidden>:
> Happy New Year!
> **********
> This is version 0.26.1 of the GNUstep GUI library ('gnustep-gui').
> 1.1 What is the GNUstep GUI Library?
> ====================================
> It is a library of graphical user interface classes written completely
> in the Objective-C language; the classes are based upon Apple's Cocoa
> framework.  The library has been enhanced in a number of ways to take
> advantage of the GNU system.  These classes include graphical objects
> such as buttons, text fields, popup lists, browser lists, and windows;
> there are also many associated classes for handling events, colors,
> fonts, pasteboards and images.
>    The GNUstep GUI Library is designed in two parts.  The first part is
> the front-end component which is independent of platform and display
> system.  This front-end is combined with a back-end component which
> handles all of the display system dependent such as specific calls to
> X/Windows.  This design allows the GNUstep applications to have the
> "look and feel" of the underlying display system without any changes to
> the application, and the library can be easily ported to other display
> systems.
>    The GNUstep GUI Library requires the GNU Objective-C compiler, the
> GNUstep Base Library, the TIFF Graphics library, Independent JPEG
> Group's libjpeg library, and a back-end component from the GNUstep
> 'Back' library.
>    Additional functionality may be enabled by installing additional
> libraries.  For example, to build the Cairo backend in the GNUstep Back
> library, you will need to install Cairo.
> 1.2 Noteworthy changes in version '0.26.1'
> ==========================================
> This version is released to conincide with version 1.25.1 of
> gnustep-base, which contains changes required for this version of
> gnustep-gui and gnustep-back.
>    It includes an important workaround for users of GNUstep Objective-C
> Runtime (libobjc2) and non-fragile ABI to avoid a bug in interaction
> between the clang compiler and the runtime when non-fragile ABI is in
> use.  Specifically, Clang and the runtime may disagree on what is the
> offset of an ivar in a class's RAM. This manifested in a crash at
> application startup due to misalignment of _gcontext inside NSThread.
> See the mailing list discussion
> (
> for more information.
>    It also contains the following changes:
>    * tests: Cleanup of warnings.
>    * tests: Fix text system deallocation test.
>    * printing: Undefine __BLOCKS__ before including cups.h, as some
>      versions of the header expect that libdispatch is present and used
>      if __BLOCKS__ is defined.
>    * graphics context: Workaround for Clang+libobjc2+nonfragile ABI
>      issue.
> 1.3 Where can you get it? How can you compile it?
> =================================================
> The gnustep-gui-0.26.1.tar.gz distribution file has been placed at
> <>.
>    It is accompanied by gnustep-back-0.26.1.tar.gz.sig, a PGP signature
> which you can validate by putting both files in the same directory and
> using:
>      gpg --verify gnustep-gui-0.26.1.tar.gz.sig
>    Signature has been created using the key with the following
> fingerprint:
>      83AA E47C E829 A414 6EF8  3420 CA86 8D4C 9914 9679
>    Read the INSTALL file or the GNUstep-HOWTO for installation
> instructions.
> 1.4 Where do I send bug reports?
> ================================
> Please log bug reports on the GNUstep project page
> <> or send bug reports to
> <address@hidden>.
> 1.5 Obtaining GNU Software
> ==========================
> Check out the GNUstep web site.  (<>), and the
> GNU web site.  (<>)
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