[libvirt] ANNOUNCE: libvirt-glib release 0.0.3

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Dec 19 12:17:54 UTC 2011

I am pleased to announce that a new release of the libvirt-glib package,
version 0.0.3 is now available from


The packages are GPG signed with

    Key fingerprint: DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E  8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R)

New in this release:

- Flesh out API in libvirt-gconfig to allow basic domain
- Don't memset private data fields, since glib already
  ensures this
- Fix VPATH builds
- Add syntax-check rules ensuring coding style compliance
- Describe coding style in HACKING file
- Expand libvirt-gobject API to allow watches on streams
- Simplify debug system with new glib
- Fix libvirt-gobject pkg-config file
- Fix domain event handlig wrt transient guests
- Don't crash if given a NULL uri to connect to
- Expand libvirt-gobject API for storage pools & volumes
- Fix some crashes in error paths where GError instance
  was NULL
- Add vala files to the RPM
- Add binding for open domain consoles & graphics

libvirt-glib comprises three distinct libraries:

   - libvirt-glib    - Integrate with the GLib event loop and error handling
   - libvirt-gconfig - Representation of libvirt XML documents as GObjects
   - libvirt-gobject - Mapping of libvirt APIs into the GObject type system

NB: While libvirt aims to be API/ABI stable, for the first few releases,
we are *NOT* guaranteeing that libvirt-glib libraries are API/ABI stable.
ABI stability will only be guaranteed once the bulk of the APIs have been
fleshed out and proved in non-trivial application usage. We anticipate
this will be within the next 6 months in order to line up with Fedora 17.

Follow up comments about libvirt-glib should be directed to the regular
libvir-list at redhat.com development list.

Thanks to all the people involved in contributing to this release.

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