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[ANN] guile-gi v0.1.0 released

From: Mike Gran
Subject: [ANN] guile-gi v0.1.0 released
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 19:10:57 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.3 (2019-02-01)

On behalf of the Guile-GI team, I am pleased to announce the release
of Guile-GI v0.1.0.

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 and
solving the interface between GTK+3 and Guile.  Its differentiating
feature is that its bindings are created dynamically at runtime by
parsing typelib files.

Guile-GI is pre-alpha.  Its API is in flux.  Use at your own risk.

- Improvements in procedure generation
  - Use of GOOPS-based methods with short names
  - Renaming scheme applied to "namespaces" as well.
- Mapping of GObject oriented programming to GOOPS
  - added signals
  - added properties as accessors
- Better Typelib support
  - allow loading of single infos
  - prevent accidental leaking of definitions into the wrong module
- Improvements in C-to-SCM procedure argument conversions
  - Implicitly handle length arguments
  - Support for more types
- Support building with GCOV

The git repo is at
The code can be browsed at
The still incomplete documentation can be read at
A tarball can be downloaded from
  MD5 09463d4654741d94d58193bec7a6f86b

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

Mike Gran

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