Commit d999063a authored by Simon McVittie's avatar Simon McVittie

Update NEWS for the various things that ended up in #101568

Signed-off-by: Simon McVittie's avatarSimon McVittie <>
parent be667087
......@@ -10,6 +10,43 @@ Build-time configuration changes:
A typical use is to set prefix=/usr, sysconfdir=/etc, localstatedir=/var
and runstatedir=/run. (fd.o #101569, Simon McVittie)
New APIs DBUS_MESSAGE_ITER_INIT_CLOSED, dbus_message_iter_init_closed()
and dbus_message_iter_abandon_container_if_open() simplify the
single-exit-point ("goto out") style of resource cleanup. The API
documentation around DBusMessageIter and containers has also been
clarified. (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
dbus_message_iter_append_basic() no longer leaks memory if it fails to
append a file descriptor to a message. (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
dbus_message_iter_open_container() no longer leaks memory if it runs out
of memory. (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
dbus_message_append_args_valist() no longer leaks memory if given an
unsupported type. This situation is still considered to be a programming
error which needs to be corrected by the user of libdbus.
(fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
dbus_message_iter_append_basic() and dbus_message_iter_open_container()
will no longer report that their arguments were invalid if they run out
of memory at exactly the wrong time. (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
Internal changes relevant to dbus developers:
DBusVariant is a new mechanism to copy single values from a message into
a buffer without copying the entire message (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
Logging an ERROR message does not make the process exit; the caller
is responsible for calling abort() or exit(), whichever is more appropriate.
(fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
Better test coverage (fd.o #101568, Simon McVittie)
D-Bus 1.11.14 (2017-06-29)
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