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  • GJS_0_6   Tag for Release 0.6
  • 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]
  • 1.53.91 protected   Version 1.53.91 - Closed bugs and merge requests: * CI: add webkit and gtk-app tests [!222, Claudio André] * Fix example eslint errors [!207, Claudio André, Philip Chimento] * Fix more "lost" GInterface properties [!223, Florian Müllner] * Fix --enable-installed-tests when built from a tarball [!224, Simon McVittie]
  • 1.53.90 protected   Version 1.53.90 - GJS now depends on SpiderMonkey 60 and requires a compiler capable of C++14. - GJS includes a simple debugger now. It has basic stepping, breaking, and printing commands, that work like GDB. Activate it by running the GJS console interpreter with the -d or --debugger flag before the name of the JS program on the command line. - New API for programs that embed GJS: gjs_context_setup_debugger_console(). To integrate the debugger into programs that embed the GJS interpreter, call this before executing the JS program. - New JavaScript features! This version of GJS is based on SpiderMonkey 60, an upgrade from the previous ESR (Extended Support Release) of SpiderMonkey 52. Here are the highlights of the new JavaScript features. For more information, look them up on MDN or devdocs.io. * New syntax + `for await (... of ...)` syntax is used for async iteration. + The rest operator is now supported in object destructuring: e.g. `({a, b, ...cd} = {a: 1, b: 2, c: 3, d: 4});` + The spread operator is now supported in object literals: e.g. `mergedObject = {...obj1, ...obj2};` + Generator methods can now be async, using the `async function*` syntax, or `async* f() {...}` method shorthand. + It's now allowed to omit the variable binding from a catch statement, if you don't need to access the thrown exception: `try {...} catch {}` * New APIs + Promise.prototype.finally(), popular in many third-party Promise libraries, is now available natively. + String.prototype.toLocaleLowerCase() and String.prototype.toLocaleUpperCase() now take an optional locale or array of locales. + Intl.PluralRules is now available. + Intl.NumberFormat.protoype.formatToParts() is now available. + Intl.Collator now has a caseFirst option. + Intl.DateTimeFormat now has an hourCycle option. * New behaviour + There are a lot of minor behaviour changes as SpiderMonkey's JS implementation conforms ever closer to ECMAScript standards. For complete information, read the Firefox developer release notes: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/53#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/54#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/55#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/56#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/57#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/58#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/59#JavaScript https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/60#JavaScript * Backwards-incompatible changes + Conditional catch clauses have been removed, as they were a Mozilla extension which will not be standardized. This requires some attention in GJS programs, as previously we condoned code like `catch (e if e.matches(Gio.IOError, Gio.IOError.EXISTS))` with a comment in overrides/GLib.js, so it's likely this is used in several places. + The nonstandard `for each (... in ...)` loop was removed. + The nonstandard legacy lambda syntax (`function(x) x*x`) was removed. + The nonstandard Mozilla iteration protocol was removed, as well as nonstandard Mozilla generators, including the Iterator and StopIteration objects, and the Function.prototype.isGenerator() method. + Array comprehensions and generator comprehensions have been removed. + Several nonstandard methods were removed: ArrayBuffer.slice() (but not the standard version, ArrayBuffer.prototype.slice()), Date.prototype.toLocaleFormat(), Function.prototype.isGenerator(), Object.prototype.watch(), and Object.prototype.unwatch(). - Many of the above backwards-incompatible changes can be caught by scanning your source code using https://gitlab.gnome.org/ptomato/moz60tool, or https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1455/spidermonkey-60-migration-validator/ - Deprecation: the custom ByteArray is now discouraged. Instead of ByteArray, use Javascript's native Uint8Array. The ByteArray module still contains functions for converting between byte arrays, strings, and GLib.Bytes instances. The old ByteArray will continue to work as before, except that Uint8Array will now be returned from introspected functions that previously returned a ByteArray. To keep your old code working, change this: let byteArray = functionThatReturnsByteArray(); to this: let byteArray = new ByteArray.ByteArray(functionThatReturnsByteArray()); To port to the new code: * ByteArray.ByteArray -> Uint8Array * ByteArray.fromArray() -> Uint8Array.from() * ByteArray.ByteArray.prototype.toString() -> ByteArray.toString() * ByteArray.ByteArray.prototype.toGBytes() -> ByteArray.toGBytes() * ByteArray.fromString(), ByteArray.fromGBytes() remain the same * Unlike ByteArray, Uint8Array's length is fixed. Assigning an element past the end of a ByteArray would lengthen the array. Now, it is ignored. Instead use Uint8Array.of(), for example, this code: let a = ByteArray.fromArray([97, 98, 99, 100]); a[4] = 101; should be replaced by this code: let a = Uint8Array.from([97, 98, 99, 100]); a = Uint8Array.of(...a, 101); The length of the byte array must be set at creation time. This code will not work anymore: let a = new ByteArray.ByteArray(); a[0] = 255; Instead, use "new Uint8Array(1)" to reserve the correct length. - Closed bugs and merge requests: * Run tests using real software [#178, !192, Claudio André] * Script tests are missing some errors [#179, !192, Claudio André] * Create a '--disable-readline' option and use it [!196, Claudio André] * CI: stop using Fedora for clang builds [!198, Claudio André] * Expose GObject static property symbols. [!197, Evan Welsh] * CI fixes [!200, Claudio André] * Docker images creation [!201, Claudio André] * Get Docker images built and stored in GJS registry [#185, !203, !208, Claudio André, Philip Chimento] * Clear the static analysis image a bit more [!205, Claudio André] * Rename the packaging job to flatpak [!210, Claudio André] * Create SpiderMonkey 60 docker images [!202, Claudio André] * Debugger [#110, !204, Philip Chimento] * Add convenience g_object_set() replacement [!213, Florian Müllner] * Add dependencies of the real tests (examples) [!215, Claudio André] * CWE-126 [#174, !218, Philip Chimento] * gjs no longer builds after recent autoconf-archive updates [#149, !217, Philip Chimento] * gjs-1.52.0 fails to compile against x86_64 musl systems [#132, !214, Philip Chimento] * Run the GTK real tests (recently added) [!212, Claudio André] * Fix thorough tests failures [!220, Philip Chimento] * Port to SpiderMonkey 60 [#161, !199, Philip Chimento] * Replace ByteArray with native ES6 TypedArray [#5, !199, Philip Chimento] * Overriding GInterface properties broke [#186, !216, Florian Müllner, Philip Chimento] * Avoid segfault when checking for GByteArray [!221, Florian Müllner] - Various build fixes [Philip Chimento]