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  • 1.57.3 protected   Version 1.57.3 - The GJS profiler is now integrated directly into Sysprof 3, via the GJS_TRACE_FD environment variable. Call stack information and garbage collector timing will show up in Sysprof. See also GNOME/Initiatives#10 - New JS API: System.addressOfGObject(obj) will return a string with the hex address of the underlying GObject of `obj` if it is a GObject wrapper, or throw an exception if it is not. This is intended for debugging. - New JS API: It's now possible to pass a value from Gio.DBusProxyFlags to the constructor of a class created by Gio.DBusProxy.makeProxyWrapper(). - Backwards-incompatible change: Trying to read a write-only property on a DBus proxy object, or write a read-only property, will now throw an exception. Previously it would fail silently. It seems unlikely any code is relying on the old behaviour, and if so then it was probably masking a bug. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Build failure on Continuous [#253, !300, Philip Chimento] * build: Bump glib requirement [!302, Florian Müllner] * profiler: avoid clearing 512 bytes of stack [!304, Christian Hergert] * system: add addressOfGObject method [!296, Marco Trevisan] * Add support for GJS_TRACE_FD [!295, Christian Hergert] * Gio: Make possible to pass DBusProxyFlags to proxy wrapper [!297, Marco Trevisan] * Various maintenance [!301, Philip Chimento] * Marshalling of GPtrArray broken [#9, !307, Stéphane Seng] * Build fix [!308, Philip Chimento] * Gio: sync dbus wrapper properties flags [!298, Marco Trevisan] * GjsMaybeOwned: Reduce allocation when used as Object member [!303, Marco Trevisan]
  • 1.57.2 protected   Version 1.57.2 - There are now overrides for Gio.SettingsSchema and Gio.Settings which avoid aborting the whole process when trying to access a nonexistent key or child schema. The original API from GLib was intended for apps, since apps should have complete control over which settings keys they are allowed to access. However, it is not a good fit for shell extensions, which may need to access different settings keys depending on the version of GNOME shell they're running on. This feature is based on code from Cinnamon which the copyright holders have kindly agreed to relicense to GJS's license. - New JS API: It is now possible to pass GObject.TypeFlags to GObject.registerClass(). For example, passing `GTypeFlags: GObject.TypeFlags.ABSTRACT` in the class info object, will create a class that cannot be instantiated. This functionality was present in Lang.Class but has been missing from GObject.registerClass(). - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Document logging features [#230, !288, Andy Holmes] * Support optional GTypeFlags value in GObject subclasses [!290, Florian Müllner] * Ensure const-correctness in C++ objects [#105, !291, Onur Şahin] * Programmer errors with GSettings cause segfaults [#205, !284, Philip Chimento] * Various maintenance [!292, Philip Chimento] * debugger: Fix summary help [!293, Florian Müllner] * context: Use Heap pointers for GC objects stored in vectors [!294, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.56.2 protected   Version 1.56.2 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Crash in BoxedInstance when struct could not be allocated directly [#240, !285, Philip Chimento] * Cairo conversion bugs [!286, Philip Chimento] * Gjs crashes when binding inherited property to js added gobject-property [#246, !289, Marco Trevisan] * console: Don't accept --profile after the script name [!287, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.57.1 protected   Version 1.57.1 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Various maintenance [!279, Philip Chimento] * mainloop: Assign null to property instead of deleting [!280, Jason Hicks] * Added -d version note README.md [!282, Nauman Umer] * Extra help for debugger commands [#236, !283, Nauman Umer] * Crash in BoxedInstance when struct could not be allocated directly [#240, !285, Philip Chimento] * Cairo conversion bugs [!286, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.56.1 protected   Version 1.56.1 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Calling dumpHeap() on non-existent directory causes crash [#134, !277, Philip Chimento] * Using Gio.MemoryInputStream.new_from_data ("string") causes segfault [#221, !278, Philip Chimento] * Fix gjs_context_eval() for non-zero-terminated strings [!281, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.56.0 protected   Version 1.56.0 - No change from 1.55.92.
  • 1.55.92 protected   Version 1.55.92 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Fix CI failures [!269, Philip Chimento] * Possible memory allocation/deallocation bug (possibly in js_free() in GJS) [!270, Chun-wei Fan, Philip Chimento] * cairo-context: Special-case 0-sized vector [!271, Florian Müllner] * Add some more eslint rules [!272, Florian Müllner] * win32/NMake: Fix introspection builds [!274, Chun-wei Fan] * NMake/libgjs-private: Export all the public symbols there [!275, Chun-wei Fan]
  • 1.55.91 protected   Version 1.55.91 - The problem of freezing while running the tests using GCC's sanitizers was determined to be a bug in GCC, which was fixed in GCC 9.0.1. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * gnome-sound-recorder crashes deep inside libgjs [#223, !266, Philip Chimento] * Various maintenance [!267, Philip Chimento] * wrapperutils: Define $gtype property as non-enumerable [!268, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.55.90 protected   Version 1.55.90 - New JS API: It's now possible to call and implement DBus methods whose parameters or return types include file descriptor lists (type signature 'h'.) This involves passing or receiving a Gio.UnixFDList instance along with the parameters or return values. To call a method with a file descriptor list, pass the Gio.UnixFDList along with the rest of the parameters, in any order, the same way you would pass a Gio.Cancellable or async callback. For return values, things are a little more complicated, in order to avoid breaking existing code. Previously, synchronously called DBus proxy methods would return an unpacked GVariant. Now, but only if called with a Gio.UnixFDList, they will return [unpacked GVariant, Gio.UnixFDList]. This does not break existing code because it was not possible to call a method with a Gio.UnixFDList before, and the return value is unchanged if not calling with a Gio.UnixFDList. This does mean, unfortunately, that if you have a method with an 'h' in its return signature but not in its argument signatures, you will have to call it with an empty FDList in order to receive an FDList with the return value, when calling synchronously. On the DBus service side, when receiving a method call, we now pass the Gio.UnixFDList received from DBus to the called method. Previously, sync methods were passed the parameters, and async methods were passed the parameters plus the Gio.DBusInvocation object. Appending the Gio.UnixFDList to those parameters also should not break existing code. See the new tests in installed-tests/js/testGDBus.js for examples of calling methods with FD lists. - We have observed on the CI server that GJS 1.55.90 will hang forever while running the test suite compiled with GCC 9.0.0 and configured with the --enable-asan and --enable-ubsan arguments. This should be addressed in one of the following 1.55.x releases. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * GDBus proxy overrides should support Gio.DBusProxy.call_with_unix_fd_list() [#204, !263, Philip Chimento] * Add regression tests for GObject vfuncs [!259, Jason Hicks] * GjsPrivate: Sources should be C files [!262, Philip Chimento] * build: Vendor last-good version of AX_CODE_COVERAGE [!264, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.55.4 protected   Version 1.55.4 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Various maintenance [!258, Philip Chimento] * Boxed copy constructor should not be called, split Boxed into prototype and instance structs [#215, !260, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.55.3 protected   Version 1.55.3 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Manually constructed ByteArray toString segfaults [#219, !254, Philip Chimento] * signals: Add _signalHandlerIsConnected method [!255, Jason Hicks] * Various maintenance [!257, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.52.5 protected   Version 1.52.5 - This release includes the "Big Hammer" patch from GNOME 3.30 to reduce memory usage. For more information, read the blog post at https://feaneron.com/2018/04/20/the-infamous-gnome-shell-memory-leak/ It was not originally intended to be backported to GNOME 3.28, but in practice several Linux distributions already backported it, and it has been working well to reduce memory usage, and the bugs have been ironed out of it. It does decrease performance somewhat, so if you don't want that then don't install this update. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Ensure not to miss the force_gc flag [#150, !132, Carlos Garnacho] * Make GC much more aggressive [#62, !50, Giovanni Campagna, Georges Basile Stavracas Neto, Philip Chimento] * Queue GC when a GObject reference is toggled down [#140, !114, !127, Georges Basile Stavracas Neto] * Reduce memory overhead of g_object_weak_ref() [#144, !122, Carlos Garnacho, Philip Chimento] * context: Defer and therefore batch forced GC runs [performance] [!236, Daniel van Vugt] * context: use timeout with seconds to schedule a gc trigger [!239, Marco Trevisan] * Use compacting GC on RSS size growth [!133, #151, Carlos Garnacho] * GType memleak fixes [!244, Marco Trevisan]
  • 1.55.2 protected   Version 1.55.2 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Gnome-shell crashes on destroying cached param specs [#213, !240, Marco Trevisan] * Various maintenance [!235, !250, Philip Chimento] * Auto pointers builder [!243, Marco Trevisan] * configure.ac: Update bug link [!245, Andrea Azzarone] * SIGSEGV when exiting gnome-shell [#212, !247, Andrea Azzarone, Philip Chimento] * Fix build with --enable-dtrace and create CI job to ensure it doesn't break in the future [#196, !237, !253, Philip Chimento] * Delay JSString-to-UTF8 conversion [!249, Philip Chimento] * Annotate return values [!251, Philip Chimento] * Fix a regression with GError toString() [!252, Philip Chimento] * GType memleak fixes [!244, Marco Trevisan] * Atoms refactor [!233, Philip Chimento, Marco Trevisan] * Write a "Code Hospitable" README file [#17, !248, Philip Chimento, Andy Holmes, Avi Zajac] * object: Method lookup repeatedly traverses introspection [#54, !53, Colin Walters, Philip Chimento] * Handler of GtkEditable::insert-text signal is not run [#147, !143, Tomasz Miąsko, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.54.3 protected   Version 1.54.3 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * object: Fix write-only properties [!246, Philip Chimento] * SIGSEGV when exiting gnome-shell [#212, !247, Andrea Azzarone] * SelectionData.get_targets crashes with "Unable to resize vector" [#201, !241, Philip Chimento] * Gnome-shell crashes on destroying cached param specs [#213, !240, Marco Trevisan] * GType memleak fixes [!244, Marco Trevisan] * Fix build with --enable-dtrace and create CI job to ensure it doesn't break in the future [#196, !253, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.54.2 protected   Version 1.54.2 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * context: Defer and therefore batch forced GC runs [performance] [!236, Daniel van Vugt] * context: use timeout with seconds to schedule a gc trigger [!239, Marco Trevisan] * fundamental: Check if gtype is valid before using it [!242, Georges Basile Stavracas Neto] - Backported a fix for a crash in the interactive interpreter when executing something like `throw "foo"` [Philip Chimento] - Backported various maintenance from 3.31 [Philip Chimento]
  • 1.55.1 protected   Version 1.55.1 - New API for programs that embed GJS: gjs_memory_report(). This was already an internal API, but now it is exported. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * object: Implement newEnumerate hook for GObject [!155, Ole Jørgen Brønner] * Various maintenance [!228, Philip Chimento] * ByteArray.toString should stop at null bytes [#195, !232, Philip Chimento] * Byte arrays that represent encoded strings should be 0-terminated [#203, !232, Philip Chimento] * context: Defer and therefore batch forced GC runs [performance] [!236, Daniel van Vugt] * context: use timeout with seconds to schedule a gc trigger [!239, Marco Trevisan] * arg: Add special-case for byte arrays going to C [#67, !49, Jasper St. Pierre, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.52.4 protected   Version 1.52.4 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * `ARGV` encoding issues [#22, !108, Evan Welsh] * Segfault on enumeration of GjSFileImporter properties when a searchpath entry contains a symlink [#154, !144, Ole Jørgen Brønner] * Possible refcounting bug around GtkListbox signal handlers [#24, !154, Philip Chimento] * Fix up GJS_DISABLE_JIT flag now the JIT is enabled by default in SpiderMonkey [!159, Christopher Wheeldon] * Expose GObject static property symbols. [!197, Evan Welsh] * Do not run linters on tagged commits [!181, Claudio André] * gjs-1.52.0 fails to compile against x86_64 musl systems [#132, !214, Philip Chimento] * gjs no longer builds after recent autoconf-archive updates [#149, !217, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.54.1 protected   Version 1.54.1 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * legacy: Ensure generated GType names are valid [!229, Florian Müllner] * Fix GJS profiler with MozJS 60 [!230, Georges Basile Stavracas Neto] * Regression with DBus proxies [#202, !231, Philip Chimento]
  • 1.54.0 protected   Version 1.54.0 - Compatibility fix for byte arrays: the legacy toString() behaviour of byte arrays returned from GObject-introspected functions is now restored. If you use the functionality, a warning will be logged asking you to upgrade your code. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * byteArray: Add compatibility toString property [Philip Chimento, !227]
  • 1.53.92 protected   Version 1.53.92 - Technology preview of a GNOME 3.32 feature: native Promises for GIO-style asynchronous operations. This is the result of Avi Zajac's summer internship. To use it, you can opt in once for each specific asynchronous method, by including code such as the following: Gio._promisify(Gio.InputStream.prototype, 'read_bytes_async', 'read_bytes_finish'); After executing this, you will be able to use native Promises with the Gio.InputStream.prototype.read_async() method, simply by not passing a callback to it: try { let bytes = await stream.read_bytes_async(count, priority, cancel); } catch (e) { logError(e, 'Failed to read bytes'); } Note that any "success" boolean return values are deleted from the array of return values from the async method. That is, let [contents, etag] = file.load_contents_async(cancel); whereas the callback version still returns a useless [ok, contents, etag] that can never be false, since on false an exception would be thrown. In the callback version, we must keep this for compatibility reasons. Note that due to a bug in GJS (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gjs/issues/189), promisifying methods on Gio.File.prototype and other interface prototypes will not work. We provide the API Gio._LocalFilePrototype on which you can promisify methods that will work on Gio.File instances on the local disk only: Gio._promisify(Gio._LocalFilePrototype, 'load_contents_async', 'load_contents_finish'); We estimate this will cover many common use cases. Since this is a technology preview, we do not guarantee API stability with the version coming in GNOME 3.32. These APIs are marked with underscores to emphasize that they are not stable yet. Use them at your own risk. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Added promisify to GJS GIO overrides [!225, Avi Zajac] * Temporary fix for Gio.File.prototype [!226, Avi Zajac]