"This release involves large changes, which should
ideally fix most problems people have had with GConf. I've closed
the vast majority of bugs in bugzilla, and moved from using
OAF/bonobo-activation to using a simple lockfile in the user's home
directory. Also, this release should allow you to seamlessly use
the same daemon for both gconf 1 and gconf 2, if you have the
latest ORBit1 and ORBit2. Finally, this release enforces a UTF-8
encoding on the STRING type, so should avoid placing non-UTF-8 in
the XML backend files.
The downside of fixing these issues is possible breakage - I did
my best to test, but maybe failed, so if you have problems, please
report bugs to http://bugzilla.gnome.org, and wait
for a quick 1.0.6."