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GLib 2.37.5 Implements the Desktop Action Specification

Aug 19, 2013, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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What's new in GLib 2.37.5? Well, the development team implemented the Desktop Action specification, which means that in the case that the app is a DBusActivatable and GApplication, actions from the desktop file are automatically translated into GActions that have been already added to the app using the g_action_map_add_action() API. GLib 2.37.5 also introduces GPropertyAction, a new type of GAction, designed in such a way that it represents the value of a property on an object, allowing value changes when activated. Moreover, GNetworkMonitorNetlink has been improved and its now able to handle default routes via a device.

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