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Vala 0.42.5
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen:
    + Use temp-var for MethodCall with out/ref arguments (#722)
    + Use temp-vars for ellipsis out-arguments to fix memory management (#722)
    + Add default_value for CType to initialize variables if needed (#724)
    + Cast instance parameter for property access in object-initializer
    + Don't check boolean values for (in)equality in GTask API (#726)
    + Properly set annotations field of GDBus*Info struct to NULL
    + Cast instance and result of g_async_initable_new_finish() call
    + Use a parameter-map for creation of delegate declaration [#728]
    + Emit struct declaration typedef before resolving its fields [#318]
    + Don't apply address-of operator on literals when casting to array
  - vala: Report invalid instance member access to property (#605)
  - girparser: Async methods don't allow out-parameters before in-parameters
  - libvaladoc: Build backing Vala.SourceFile for GIRs processed by importer
  - libvaladoc/girimporter: Skip "source-position" elements
  - valadoc: Specify that the "--driver" option is deprecated [#736]
  - compiler: Report deprecated command-line option "--thread"
  - build: Don't leak libvalaccode symbols to libvaladoc
  - Add a basic CONTRIBUTING.md file that links to the relevant Wiki page
  - tests: Fix try_parse() tests to not compare to already free'd memory

 * Bindings:
  - clutter-1.0: Fix BindingPool.override_action()
  - gdk-3.0,gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.24.3+9c8f1478
  - glib-2.0: Use correct array-length-type for returned arrays (#171)
  - gio-2.0: Fix File.replace_contents_bytes_async() (!37)
  - gobject-2.0: Minor syncing from GIR
  - gobject-2.0: Use correct array-length-type for returned arrays
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+9b15c690
  - javascriptcoregtk-4.0: Fix GLib.Callback parameters which can't hold target
  - libsoup-2.4: Fix Message.add_*_handler() [#731]
  - sqlite3: Correct return C type of Statement.column_text & Value.to_text

Vala 0.42.4
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen:
    + Fix method pointer cast if instance isn't at first position
    + Transfer ownership of compact class to DestroysInstance method [#645]
    + Add destroy function for GLib.Array [#572]
    + Fix canonical string for quark of error domains
    + Make sure to include declarations for delegate typed parameters
    + Don't emit type_id for enum in non GOBJECT profile
    + Don't emit unused temp variable for element access assignments
    + Actually create method cast for base interface method as needed
    + Mark needle parameter of internal array-contains methods as const [#504]
    + Emit initializer for enum-value into wanted declaration space [#167]
    + Add void to delegate typedef declarations without parameters
    + Emit delegate/enum typedefs to type-declaration section [#318]
    + Always emit constants with initializer-list [#81]
    + Handle non-default AsyncResult parameter position [#709]
  - vala:
    + Copy instance_pos argument from virtual/abstract base methods [#540483]
    + Compact classes don't allow private/class fields and to lock fields
    + Use comment which was already retrieved in parse_declaration()
    + Add missing re-check guards for Do/For/WhileStatement and SwitchLabel
    + Type check for errors require an error expression [#362]
    + Make check_arguments() more verbose and don't bail on first error [#438]
    + Don't emit member access of assignments on static properties [#573]
    + Use clearer error message for automatic properties in interfaces [#656]
    + Break possible endless loop in SymbolResolver.get_type_for_struct() [#444]
  - girwriter: Write glib-type attributes for Enums/Structs with type_id
  - girparser: Skip "source-position" elements and docs in transparent union
  - valadoc:
    + Match property signature with vala's codewriter
    + Sort symbols and members where possible
    + Actually assign type_id of Api.Structs
    + Add type_id to Api.Enum/Interface
    + Skip package dependency if target directory already exists
    + Fix a few errors and warnings in stylesheet
    + Adjust stylesheet to unbreak Epiphany [#644]
  - docs: Use Markdown for README and include build instructions
  - testrunner: Pass buildsystem's CC through to valac

 * Bindings:
  - gio-2.0: Add missing File.new_build_filename()
  - glib-2.0: Add missing Array.set_clear_func() binding
  - glib-2.0: Avoid double-free in GLib.Array if clear_func is set
  - glib-2.0: Add GLib.pointer aka gpointer binding
  - gobject-2.0: Attribute all symbols with cheader_filename = "glib-object.h"
  - gobject-introspection-1.0: Pick up version attribute fixes
  - gdk-x11-3.0,gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.24.2+eb821cb8
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+a99bd2a4
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - poppler-glib: Update to 0.71

Vala 0.42.3
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen:
    + Initialize internal temp-variables used as reference parameter
    + Improve ccode for fixed-length array parameters (#163)
    + Fix regex literal compile flags
    + Add prototype for *_register_type() function
    + Don't emit *_free() of derived compact classes
    + Add prototype for *_new() of abstact compact classes
  - girwriter: Fix ctype of out/ref and array parameters
  - ccode: Fix typo and actually check "end_decls" (#672)
  - abstract syntax tree:
    + Always analyze nodes after they are inserted into the AST
    + Add source_reference to local variable of catch-clause
    + Add missing replace_expression() implementations
    + Fix several construction/parenting issues
    + DataType for GLib.Error should be should resolved as ErrorType
  - libvaladoc: Add "unlock" to keywords in Highligher
  - posix:
    + Add replacement for G_(BEGIN|END)_DECLS
    + Don't check for GLib.Variant casting
  - testrunner: Reset $run_prefix before generating next test script
  - build: Unconditionally add conditional VALAFLAGS to make bootstrap
  - doc: Fix build of internal-api-docs
  - manual: Update from wiki.gnome.org

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Computing length once is enough in string.to_utf8()/splice()
  - glib-2.0: Add binding for g_test_add()
  - glib-2.0: Add array length to string.skip (#695)
  - gio-2.0: Result of DBusMessage.get_header() is unowned
  - gobject-2.0,gtk+-*.0: Fix some GLib.Value out/ref parameters
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+b4b30b49

Vala 0.42.2
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codewriter: Prepend "yield" if is_yield_expression is set on
    MethodCall and ObjectCreationExpression
  - codegen: Fix typo in is_pure_ccode_expression() [#673]
  - gobject-introspection: Fix use after free in scanner [#674]
  - vala: Check if ArrayType supports its given element-type in analyzer pass
  - valadoc: Fix some string escaping which gettext complains about

 * Bindings:
  - Update GIDL-based bindings to fix unsupported type-arguments
  - glib-2.0: Add feature_test_macro details for Time struct's methods
  - glib-2.0: Set DateTime.now () to use local time zone as the default
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+d90e2733
  - libxml-2.0: Add missing context parameter in OutputWriteCallback
  - x11: Add binding for XCreateSimpleWindow

Vala 0.42.1
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - vapigen: Warn if the library argument doesn't match any package attribute
    [#669]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Add some 2.58 symbols
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+f3e6d00d
  - Add gnome-desktop-3.0 bindings [#668]
  - Remove libgda-4.0, libgda-report-4.0 bindings [#667]
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.42.0
===========
 * Bindings:
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.21.92
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.41.92
============
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen: Fix floating reference regression with Variants [#661]
  - build: Correctly quote square brackets in regular expression
  - codegen: Call ref_sink on Object.new_valist/new_with_properties if needed
  - vala: Don't bail early on property with not supported default value
  - manual: Update from wiki.gnome.org

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Add return-type of Queue.remove*(), add HashTable.foreach_steal()
  - glib-2.0: Add float.parse/try_parse() [#649]
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.21.91

Vala 0.41.91
============
 * Various bug fixes:
   - codegen: Call ref_sink on objects passed to generic type [#655]
   - codegen: Free errors after returning them on GDBusMethodInvocation [#657]
   - girparser: Actually resolve type-arguments to be able to box them if needed
   - vala: Add consts/methods to retrieve and check library version [#304]

 * Bindings:
   - glib-2.0: Add Array.remove*() wrapper to avoid leaking generic elements
   - glib-2.0: Add (u)long.parse/try_parse() [#649]
   - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
   - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.23.2+6b6e53fd
   - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+4e868584

Vala 0.41.90
============
 * Highlights
  - Reintroduce POSIX profile
  - parser: Add support for explicit "unlock" syntax
  - vala: Support anonymous definitions of delegates in bindings
  - codegen: Support automatic properties as GtkChild
  - codegen: Apply G_PARAM_EXPLICIT_NOTIFY on properties with "notify = false"
  - codegen: Drop support for non-auto property initializer in gobjects
  - codegen: Avoid using deprecated "g_type_class_add_private"

 * Various bug fixes:
  - vala: Constants and signals are not lockable
  - codegen: Don't apply ref_sink_function if target_type is floating_reference
  - vala: Treat floating method-return-type as nullable if error may be thrown
  - vala: Transfer floating-reference attribute while casting
  - analyzer: Break cyclic references of BasicBlock
  - vala: Break reference chain between DataType and Symbol if possible
  - codegen: Fix invocation of abstract/virtual methods with NoWrapper in
    compact classes
  - vala: Report error for invalid base access in method/property of compact
    class
  - libvaladoc: Replace void* with corresponding Vala API
  - codegen: Don't include the full absolute path in line directives
  - codegen: Add source_reference to unsupported floating reference error

 * Bindings:
  - gobject-2.0: Make GLib.Signal a struct of uint and bind g_signal_new*
  - clutter-1.0: Change type of Clutter.Key.* constants to uint
  - gdk-3.0: Change type of Gdk.Key.* constants to uint
  - gtk+-4.0: Change type of Gdk.Key.* constants to uint
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Add JSC namespace to javascriptcoregtk-4.0 and fix depends
  - Remove clutter-gst-1.0, GStreamer 0.10, rest-0.6,
    tracker-indexer-module-1.0, libsoup-2.2, gdu and gdu-gtk,
    twitter-glib-1.0, mx-1.0
  - Remove vala-specific deprecations <= vala-0.22

Vala 0.40.8
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - Fix links in the Manual
  - libvaladoc: Change link to Valadoc wiki page for HTML doclet
  - valadoc: Use HTML5 doctype in HTML doclet
  - codegen: Let methods return -1 on error by default if possible [#526]
  - Allow TypeModule subclasses as parameter-type in module-init-method [#648]
  - girparser: Allow changing the type of constants using metadata [#643]
  - girwriter: Add boolean GIR visible attribute to allow skipping symbols
  - vala: Report error for error-domains without any code
  - parser: Accept "empty" enums/error-domains [#253]
  - codewriter: Output bodies of code-blocks if in VAPIGEN mode [#253]

 * Bindings:
  - gobject-2.0: Add lower_case_csuffix attributes to Type* symbols
  - gdk-3.0,gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.23.0+df045423
  - gio-2.0: Add custom IOError.from_errno() to make it work as expected [#253]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.94.0+bf5f27c6
  - gstreamer-rtsp-server-1.0: Update from 1.14+ git master [#653]

Vala 0.40.7
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - Update bugtracker links to https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/vala/issues
  - codegen:
    + Handle delegate_target attribute of fields [#520]
    + Free generic elements of glib collections [#694765]
    + Fix warning for source_funcs parameter of g_source_new()
    + Actually treat GLib.Source as compact class
    + Custom abstract methods of GLib.Source are handled differently [#641]
    + Consistently use gpointer for delegate targets
    + Unify some delegate-type check patterns
    + Use default_init instead of base_init when registering interfaces
      [#699550]
  - girparser: Add support for bool delegate_target [#520]
  - girwriter:
    + Output deprecated="1"
    + construct-only properties don't have a setter method
    + Don't write any custom attributes [#608]
  - valadoc: Fix TreeBuilder.create_array() for stacked Arrays

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0:
    + Do not mark simple-type out-parameters as nullable [#634]
    + Make Source.attach() use the default MainContext by default
    + Make Bytes.slice() use the memory-efficient Bytes.from_bytes() [#638]
    + Fix Bytes.with_free_func()
  - gio-2.0:
    + Mark ActionEntry.parameter_type/state fields as nullable [#632]
    + Delegate fields of DBus*VTable do not have implicit target fields
    + Apply delegate_target = false on ActionEntry callbacks and make them weak
      [#630]
    + Add default to all io_priority parameters
  - gstreamer: Cherry-pick some fixes from 0.42, add gst-editing-services-1.0
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.30+9ac7f906
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+29fee2e8
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.21.4
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.40.6
===========
 * Regression fix:
  - codegen: Avoid critical for array in-parameters with custom length-type
  - tests: Drop assert which is failing on big-endian archs

Vala 0.40.5
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - Warn if --gir is used without --library [#708693]
  - Report an error if rank attribute is required but was not found [#660991]
  - scanner: Accept \R and \N escape sequences in regex literals [#749576]
  - scanner: Accept backreferences \1 through \99 in regex literals [#728574]
  - codegen:
    + Avoid critical in get_basic_type_info() when there is no signature
      [#729517]
    + Fix serializing multidimensional arrays [#735437]
    + Guard get_default_ref_sink_function() against null base-class
    + Respect cname ccode-attribute of lockable fields
    + Fix casting of length for "ref" array parameters
  - codewriter: Add 'new' to symbols if needed to match the original source
    [#614686]
  - girparser: Deal with missing "name" attribute by falling back on "c:type"
  - girwriter: Drop errornous indent
  - girwriter: Properly output variadic methods and use introspectable="0"
  - genie: Add support for the \v escape character [#664689]
  - genie: Add support for the \uXXXX escape sequence

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Fix IConv.iconv() [#634753]
  - gobject-2.0: Make constructor of ParamSpecBoxed public
  - gstreamer: Cherry-pick some fixes from 0.42
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.30+21fddc39
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+3a860719
  - javascriptcoregtk-4.0: buffer of String.get_utf8_cstring() is not "ref"
    [#788113]
  - posix: Add missing cname = "int" to Posix.Signal enum
  - sqlite3: Add additional constants for flags of Database.open_v2() [#795627]
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Cherry-pick some fixes from 0.42

Vala 0.40.4
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - girparser: Add support for NoAccessorMethod metadata

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Mark str parameter of Variant.take_string() as owned
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - gtk+-*.0: Set NoAccessorMethod on Gtk.Radio*.group properties
    (Regression in gtk+-3.0)
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+fc6018f1
  - json-glib-1.0: Mark return-type of gvariant_deserialize*() as nullable
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.20.1

Vala 0.40.3
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - vala: Fix return-type of BasicBlock.get_successors()

 * Bindings:
  - gstreamer: Update from 1.15+ git master
  - gtk+-3.0: Fix regression of StatusIcon.position_menu() [#891629]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+ff738269
  - libgsf-1: Update to 1.14.42+ [#794777]

Vala 0.40.2
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - gdbus: Fix missing declaration of _fd_list for async methods [#794566]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Use g_value_*et_schar instead of deprecated g_value_*et_char
  - gobject-2.0: Add ParamSpecGType
  - gtk+-*.0: Hide dedicated constructors of compact classes bound as structs
    [#794733]

Vala 0.40.1
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - codegen: Don't add target fields for captured delegates without target
  - codegen: Don't add length fields for captured fixed-length array variables
  - valadoc: Bump VALA_0_xx defines and glib_minor to match 0.40 series

 * Bindings:
  - Add libgeoclue-2.0 bindings [#794376]
  - gobject-2.0: Cherry-pick some changes from 0.42
  - gdk-3.0,gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.29
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+433517fd
  - gtk+-*.0: Fix iter parameter of TextView.backward*/forward*/move_visually()
    [#794345]
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update to 1.13.91 and add gstreamer-webrtc-1.0 bindings
  - libgsf-1: Switch to GIR and update to 1.14.42
  - linux: Add various symbols
  - posix: Add various symbols
  - posix: Include sys/sysmacros.h for major(), minor() and makedev() [#794651]
  - webkit-1.0: Update to 2.4.11
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.20.0
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.40.0
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - compiler: Fix critical when vala is called without run args [#793657]

 * Bindings:
  - alsa: Add the major part of the ALSA Sequencer API [#763127]
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update to 1.13.90
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+527d265b
  - linux: Add various symbols
  - posix: Add various symbols [#663633]
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.39.92
============
 * Highlights
  - Add support for feature test macros [#793444]
    e.g. [CCode (feature_test_macro = "_GNU_SOURCE")]

 * Various bug fixes:
  - codegen:
    + Use pointers when accessing constant multi-dimensional arrays [#604371]
    + Add valid support for const multi-dimensional arrays [#604371]
    + Don't append fixed-length of array fields in initializers
    + Add source_reference to some store_local/_field() calls
  - Properly handle array-initializers inside struct-initializers [#622178]
  - The rank of an array-initializer should match the target's rank [#744923]
  - Make SemanticAnalyzer.check_arguments() independent of context
  - Check with same rules for dbus compatibility as in GBusModule [#793859]
  - Fix recursive declaration in generic base type [#688732]
  - Prevent WITH_CGRAPH conditional having an impact on generated sources
  - Update manual from wiki.gnome.org

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0, posix: Add feature test macro _GNU_SOURCE for pow10(3),
    pow10f(3), exp10(3) and exp10f(3) [#614788]
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13.1+ git master
  - linux: Add dup3 [#729803]
  - linux: Add feature_test_macros to non-POSIX file control constants and dup3
  - posix: Fix sig*set and sigprocmask parameters to be out/ref [#727425]
  - posix: Add feature_test_macro _GNU_SOURCE to sighandler_t [#761975]
  - libgnome-menu-3.0: Add deps file
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.39.91
============
 * Various bug fixes:
  - Fix GDestroyNotify of delegate parameters in delegate declaration [#639059]
  - Avoid critical when connecting dynamic signals
  - valac: Always use the given "pkg-config" and respect PKG_CONFIG envar
  - compiler: Prefix headers for set_cheader_override() if includedir is given
    [#793299]
  - vala: Issue a warning on DBus methods which are not throwing an Error
  - Don't warn about unused internal methods which are meant to be visible
    on DBus [#593902]
  - Don't install vapicheck [#793370]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Add KeyFile.get_locale_for_key()
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13+ git master
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+d07b14f4
  - purple: Update to 2.12.0
  - Update GIR-based bindings

Vala 0.39.7
===========
 * Regression fix:
  - codegen: Don't try to infer error argument on async begin methods [#793158]
    This was a regression introduced by [#614294]

Vala 0.39.6
===========
 * Highlights
  - Add --abi-stability option for ABI stability of libraries
    It ensures that the order of class/interface members in Vala sources will
    be preserved in generated C source (instance/type structs) [#789069]

 * Various bug fixes:
  - girparser:
    + Set NoAccessorMethod for non-readable and construct-only properties
    + Ignore conflicting closure/destroy indexes
    + Don't accept methods as property-accessor which throw errors [#792998]
  - codegen:
    + Infer error parameter from abstract/virtual base methods [#614294]
    + Internally generated delegates don't require a typedef [#787521]
    + Fix return-type for cancelled async creation methods of classes [#792942]
    + Use G_PARAM_STATIC_STRINGS
  - vala: Variadic constructors without a real first parameter are not allowed
  - libvaladoc: Keep bootstrap-support with valac >= 0.16.1

 * Bindings:
  - gtk+-3.0: Fix cheader_filename of Plug and Socket
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+4d36a0bf
  - gtk+-4.0: Only override type of "event" parameters
  - posix: Add ctime(3) and fix binding of struct hostent and gethostbyname(3)

Vala 0.39.5
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - libvaladoc: Allow @link tags to be split over multiple lines [#646982]
  - libvaladoc: Add support for single line documentation comments [#736483]
  - girparser: Improve instance method detection [#732460]
  - codegen: Add support for abstract/virtual methods and properties in
    compact classes [#741465]
  - vala: Fix parameter type inference of overridden async methods [#792660]
  - codewriter: Don't use string.replace() to apply header_to_override [#731322]

 * Bindings:
  - gio-unix-2.0: Update to 2.55.1
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+60d3378d
  - libwnck-3.0: Update to 3.24.1
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.19.5
  - webkit2gtk-web-extension-4.0: Fix DOM.EventTarget interface

Vala 0.39.4
===========
 * Various improvements and bug fixes:
  - codegen
    + Only add property-enum and GParamSpec-array for GObject classes
    + Use g_enum/flags_to_string while targeting glib >= 2.54
    + Add destroy param when invoking delegate returned by delegate [#792077]
  - Don't write trailing space in function declarations/definitions [#688447]
  - vala: Add pkgdatadir and pkglibdir to pkg-config file
  - gidlparser: Update type qualifiers

 * Bindings:
  - gtk+-2.0/3.0: Don't hide user_data in Clipboard.set_with_data() [#792237]
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.26+6f26d0dc
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+6aeae2c8

Vala 0.39.3
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - Fix chain-up regression with real non-null struct parameters [#791785]
  - Release taken references to CodeContext after using it [#712694] and keep
    custom invocations of parse_file() possible [#791936]
  - parser: Accept comma-separated list in case-statements of switchs [#614015]

 * Bindings:
  - Remove bindings which are shipped upstream for some years
    + gedit 3 [#776021], libgnome-keyring [#776022],
      gtksourceview-3.0 [#776023], libgdata [#776024], librsvg-2.0 [#776025]
  - glib-2.0: Add GLib.OPTION_REMAINING and GLib.OptionFlags.NONE
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13+ git master
  - gtk+-2.0: Mark MessageDialog constructor parameter, message_format, as
    nullable [#791570]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+6aeae2c8
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.19.3

Vala 0.39.2
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - vala: Don't transform an explicit "null" into valid format-string [#791215]
  - codegen: Don't create null-safe destroy-wrapper for GenericType [#791283]
  - Improve error message for missing type-parameter on enclosing type [#587905]

 * GIR parser:
  - Allow change of parameter names
  - Handle metadata for fields inside a transparent union
  - Accept setters with boolean return-type as valid property-accessor
  - Don't mark simple-type out-parameters with '?' as nullable

 * Valadoc
  - libvaladoc: Actually resolve "percnt;" to '%'

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Fix potential null pointer dereference in string.joinv() [#791257]
  - gobject-2.0: Add missing GType constants for fundamentals [#791023]
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13+ git master
  - gtk+-3.0: Switch to GIR [#730746]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+6af4947e
  - posix: Move signal constants to an enum and add few missing ones [#790958]

Vala 0.39.1
===========
 * Highlights
  - Report warning if property-type is not compatible with GLib.Object [#693932]
  - Allow to pass compatible delegates to signal.connect() [#787521]
  - Allow unscoped enum values where possible
  - Avoid use of temp-var for some callables returning ValueType
    and to access in/ref parameters [#789071]
  - Reformat generated source declarations and definitions for better
    readability [#688447]

 * Various bug fixes:
  - Use array_length_cexpr to support fixed-arrays for return-values [#784691]
  - Properly parse arguments for vala interpeter-mode [#663070]
  - Enforce name-length >= 3 for structs using GType [#764041]
  - Report error for missing type-parameter on enclosing type [#587905]
  - Add boolean "use_inplace" ccode-attribute for methods [#750840]
  - Improve handling of unowned/owned keyword occurrences
  - Methods need to throw compatible error if target delegate throws one
  - Discover invalid member access to instance field [#790903]
  - Improve error output of mismatching overriding methods

 * Valadoc
  - Acknowledge possible properties in structs [#784705]
  - Fix fatal typo in GtkdocRenderer.visit_symbol_link() [#790266]

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Use type-id/marshaller-type for (u)int16/(u)short from (u)int32
    [#693932]
  - glib-2.0: Add optional 'unparsed' parameter to *.try_parse () [#774124]
  - gobject-2.0: Add some missing symbols
  - gstreamer-1.0: Bind GST_TIME_ARGS, GST_STIME_ARGS macros [#750840]
  - gstreamer-1.0: Bind GST_DEBUG_BIN_TO_DOT_FILE/*_WITH_TS [#785215]
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13+ git master
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.26+9ce824d3
  - gtk+-4.0: Split Gsk.RenderNode into several classes
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.93.0+2d797dd8
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.19.2

Vala 0.38.3
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - codegen: Prioritize "array_length=true" over "array_null_terminated=true"
    [#788775]
  - codegen: Avoid possible conflicts with internal property/signal defines
    [#788964]

 * Bindings:
  - gio-2.0: Expose g_task_get_source_object as Task.get_unowned_source_object
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update from 1.13+ git master
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.92.1
  - libxml-2.0: Add DTD methods [#789442]

Vala 0.38.2
===========
 * Various bindings updates:
  - gstreamer-1.0,gtk+-3.0,gtk+-4.0: Update from git master
  - gnutls: Fix free_function ccode-attribute of Certificate [#788181]

Vala 0.38.1
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - valadoc: Don't use 'stderr' as variable name [#787305]
  - codegen: Try to use a more unique internal define for properties [#787436]
  - vala: Update list of used attributes
  - method: Use prototype-string for error-reports of return-type mismatches

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Fix MainContext.check(),
      OptionEntry[] params are null-terminated,
      Bind g_convert_with_fallback() and g_convert_with_iconv()

Vala 0.38.0
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - Improve error output for incompatible method signatures
    (Add CallableType as base for DelegateType, MethodType, SignalType)
  - codegen:
    + Initialize temp-variable for fixed-size arrays to zero first [#787152]
    + Add support for "type-func" in ui-files [#787033]

 * Bindings:
  - gtk+-3.0,gtk+-4.0: Update
  - libxml-2.0: Bind xmlLastElementChild and xmlPreviousElementSibling
  - pangocairo: CairoFontMap.set_default() is not an instance method
  - gio-2.0: Application.set_default() is not an instance method

Vala 0.37.91
============
 * Various bug fixes:
  - codegen:
    + Actually write declaration for GNodeTraverseFunc wrapper [#786845]
    + Don't transfer ownership of variable if target-type is unknown [#736774]
    + Adjust format-index for printf/scanf-methods which throw errors [#781061]
    + Use given dup_function for structs
  - libvaladoc: Fix some -Wincompatible-pointer-types warnings
  - tests: Fix some syntax issues [#786652]
  - Add .editorconfig file [#786620]

 * GIR parser:
  - Better support of "cprefix" argument in metadata
  - Support "cname" argument in metadata

 * Bindings:
  - Add javascriptcoregtk-4.0 and avoid skips in webkit2gtk*-4.0
  - Update GIR-based bindings
  - gtk+-3.0: Update to 3.22.19

Vala 0.37.90
============
 * Various bug fixes:
  - Fix some build-system problem
    + valadoc/tests: Add the source vapi directory to driver-test [#786505],
      Add ./vala/.libs rather than ./gee/.libs to LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    + Explicitly link doclets against libvala-*.la [#786534]
    + Add missing include of Makefile.common
  - vapigen: Mark given source-files as such and force girparser to handle them
  - codegen: Include glib-object.h for Enums/Structs with type_id
 * Bindings:
  - gtk+-4.0: Make Gsk.Texturer.for_*() static factory methods

Vala 0.37.2
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - libvaladoc: Keep bootstrap-support with valac >= 0.16.1
  - valadoc: Fix tests while bootstapping with valac < 0.31/32

 * Bindings:
  - glib-2.0: Update Unicode symbols
  - gobject-2.0: Add required type_id attributes to all ParamSpec subclasses
  - libgdata: Make Authorizer.reauth_* methods virtual [#779229]
  - libxml-2.0: Update Xml.ParserOption [#785585]
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.91.2
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.17.90

Vala 0.37.1
===========
 * Highlights
  - Don't warn about deprecated symbols if installed_version is older
  - Add --gresourcesdir option [#783133]
  - Install libvala-0.xx.vapi to "global" vapi directory
  - Require and target GLib >= 2.40
  - build: Make ccode and codegen private API
  - build: Use --use-header for vala's libraries
  - compiler: Add --color=WHEN option
  - codegen: Use g_object_notify_by_pspec() to notify property-changes
  - codegen: Use *_free_full to free GLib.List, GLib.SList and GLib.Queue
  - codegen: Support renamed signals [#731547]
  - Optimize (de)serialization of arrays with type-signature "ay" [#772426]
  - Merge valadoc - Consider valadoc a part of vala's toolchain and
    therefore let it live in the main repository (adds graphviz to the
    build-requirements)

 * Various bug fixes:
  - Fix finally blocks with async yields [#741929]
  - Handle non-null in coalescing expression [#611223]
  - Make the task_complete flag for < 2.44 more similar to >= 2.44 [#783543]
  - Nullable ValueType requires POINTER as marshaller signature [#783897]
  - NoAccessorMethod attribute is allowed for gobject-properties only
  - girparser: Fix parsing of delegate-alias without target
  - compiler: Use API_VERSION instead of stripping PACKAGE_SUFFIX
  - girwriter: Write length-parameters of arrays with rank > 1 [#758019]
  - gdbus: Don't leak nested HashTable on deserialization [#782719]
  - codewriter: Update timestamps of generated c-files if needed [#683286]
  - tests: Use dbus-run-session instead of dbus-launch [#771455]
  - codegenerator: Add source_reference parameter to CodeGenerator.store_*()
  - Don't allow assigning delegate if no target/closure is available [#598869]
  - gee: Add some useful symbols from gee-0.8

 * Bindings:
  - gio-2.0: Add DBusConnection 'closed' signal as 'on_closed' [#684358]
  - gio-2.0: Use default 'length = null' for DataInputStream.read_line_utf8*
    [#783351]
  - glib-2.0,gobject-2.0: Updates from 2.53.x
  - poppler-glib: Update to 0.54.0
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.17.4
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update to 1.13.0+
  - libgvc: Add WITH_CGRAPH conditionals

Vala 0.36.3
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - scanner: Fix calculation of column value for tokens after multiline comment
    [#652899]
  - codegen: Unref GLib.AsyncResult on uncaught errors in coroutines [#641171]
  - Keep initializing result-variable for struct constructors [#782056]

Vala 0.36.2
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - Enums require at least one value otherwise report an error

 * Bindings:
  - gstreamer-1.0: Update to 1.11.90+
  - gio-2.0: Fix GLib.Task constructor and report_error/report_new_error()
  - glib-2.0: Add quark() functions to errordomains,
      Add missing version macro and constants,

Vala 0.36.1
===========
 * Various bug fixes:
  - Always consider a method compatible with itself [#773135]
  - Perform arguments-check against actual .end() method-signature [#684208]
  - Slightly improve lamdba-expression error on target-type mismatch
  - Fix delegate initializer for instance fields [#683925]
  - Don't leak target-reference when casting/assigning owned delegates [#780426]

 * GIR parser and writer:
  - girparser: Add destroy argument for metadata [#750838]
  - vapigen: Add --nostdpkg option like in valac

 * Bindings:
  - gstreamer-1.0: Fix Pad.set_*_function() bindings [#750838]
  - glib-2.0: Add missing version macro and constants,
      unichar.to_string doesn't return null
  - gtk+-2.0,gtk+-3.0: Mark "intersection" param of Widget.intersect() as out
  - gtk+-4.0: Update to 3.90.0

Vala 0.36.0
===========

 * Highlights
  - Update manual using DocBook from wiki.gnome.org as source [#779090]
  - Add support for array-parameters with rank > 1 in signals [#778632]
  - Use GTask instead of GSimpleAsyncResult with GLib 2.36/2.44 target [#763345]
  - Deny access to protected constructors [#760031]
  - Support [DBus (signature = ...)] for properties [#744595]
  - Add [CCode ("finish_instance = ...")] attribute [#710103]
  - Support [HasEmitter] for vala sources [#681356]
  - Add support for the \v escape charactor [#664689]
  - Add explicit copy method for arrays [#650663]
  - Allow underscores in type parameter names [#644938]
  - Support [FormatArg] attribute for parameters
  - Ignore --thread commandline option and drop gthread-2.0 references
  - Check inferred generic-types of MemberAccess [#775466]
  - Check generic-types count of DelegateType [#772204]
  - Fix type checking when using generics in combination with subtype [#615830]
  - Fix type parameter check for overriding generic methods
  - Use g_signal_emit where possible [#641828]
  - Only emit notify of properties if value actually changed [#631267] [#779955]
  - Mark chained relational expressions as stable [#677022]
  - Perform more thorough compatibility check of inherited properties [#779038]
  - Handle nullable ValueTypes in signals delegates properly [#758816]

 * New bindings:
  - gtk+-4.0, gtk+-unix-print-{2,3,4}.0, libgrss

 * Removed bindings:
  - clutter-json-1.0

 * Updated bindings. Some fixes may need to be wrapped in your Vala code
   with the preparser directive #if VALA_0_36
  - cairo: Add bindings for cairo_*_user_data()
  - clutter-1.0: Fix constructors which weren't detected as such
  - clutter-gst-2.0: Skip VideoTexture.get_audio_streams/get_subtitle_tracks
  - clutter-gst-3.0: Three commits
  - gdk-2.0: Include gdk/gdkkeysyms.h for Gdk.Key
  - gdk-3.0: Three commits
  - gdk-pixbuf-2.0: Three commits
  - gobject-introspection-1.0: Prettify and fix the whole thing
  - gsl.vapi: Fix attribute typos
  - gstreamer-1.0: Make ElementFactory.get_static_pad_templates fully "unowned",
      Mark *.make_writable with "ReturnsModifiedPointer",
      Fix Gst.Base.Adapter.map/take bindings
  - gtk+-3.0: Various updates
  - gtk+-X.0: Mark "iter" param of ListStore.remove() as ref
  - libarchive: Add ReadDisk
  - libxml-2.0: Adding missing API and nullable parameters
  - linux: add non-posix fcntl constants
  - polkit-gobject-1: Fix constructors which weren't detected as such
  - poppler-glib: Update to 0.52.0
  - rest-0.7: Fix some ownership problems
  - sdl: Make Palette and PixelFormat a struct
  - webkit2gtk-4.0: Update to 2.16
  - webkit2gtk: URI*.get_http_headers returns unowned Soup.MessageHeaders

 * Updated GLib core bindings:
  - gio-2.0:
    + Fix async constructors of DBusConnection,DBusObjectManagerClient...
    + Fix binding of Resolver.lookup_service*()
    + Keep GLib.Socket API compatible with gio < 2.48
    + Update SettingsBackend related bindings
    + Add/"Unlock" missing GTask symbols
  - gio-unix-2.0:
    + Add "g_unix_mounts_for" and fix "g_unix_mount_at"
  - glib-2.0:
    + Add GPOINTER_TO_* as from_pointer()
    + Add G_CHECKSUM_SHA384
    + Add "g_utf8_make_valid"
    + Add more Error bindings
    + Add simple fast-path to string.replace()
    + Add UCS-4 and UTF-16 related bindings
    + Add uuid_string_*
    + Fix g_bookmark_file_load_from_*/to_file bindings
    + Mark delegates in Test.add_data_func/add_func() as scope=async
    + Mark va_list.arg() with simple-generics to allow int64 or double
    + Update Unicode symbols
  - gobject-2.0:
    + Add a bunch of missing symbols
    + Add some missing "array_length_type" annotations

 * GIR parser and writer:
  - Add [GIR ("fullname = ...")] attribute, set fullname of GType [#775591]
  - More complete parsing of field information [#772902]
  - Use the correct tag- and element-name for an annotation [#769597]
  - Use type_id information from gir if not already overridden
  - No support for fixed-size array as return-value
  - Let alias inherit more information from base_type
  - Improve function to method conversion
  - Avoid fatal handling of nameless unions
  - Allow to specify the base_type of an alias
  - Add metadata-support for "returns_modified_pointer" [#759255]

 * D-Bus code generation:
  - Check there is a return error location before using it [#779652]
  - Fix memory-leak using g_task_propagate_pointer [#778993]
  - Initialize intermediate variables [#778540]
  - Handle errors when extracting FDs from dbus messages [#778540]
  - Ensure extracted data from the GVariant is freed on error [#778540]

 * C code hardening and reproducibility:
  - Fix build with -Werror=enum-compare -Werror=switch
  - Build testsuite with -Werror=format-nonliteral -Werror=format-security
      -Werror=int-conversion -Werror=redundant-decls
  - Add G_GNUC_FORMAT attribute for FormatArg functions [#774060]
  - Add G_GNUC_PRINTF/SCANF attribute for Printf/ScanfFormat functions [#710862]
  - gtkmodule: Order required-gtype-classes for reproducibility [debian#802528]

 * Reduce incompatible-pointer-type C code warnings:
  - Cast vfunc pointer assigns of abstract overrides [#777958]
  - Fix vfunc cast for async method implementation/override
  - Default to void-return for vfunc cast of *_async methods
  - Cast *_destroy_func of generic-types calls to GDestroyNotify
  - Cast destroy_data for g_cclosure_new to GClosureNotify
  - Pass pointer of matching type to property-getter
  - memberaccess: Don't resolve base_method/property twice

 * Genie:
  - Allow comma-separated identifiers in definition of enums [#776833]
  - Add empty file check to read_token() [#633083]

 * Various bug fixes:
  - codegen: Don't create duplicated complete-async code [#778302]
  - codegen: Don't return void for non-nullable simple-type structs [#778224]
  - vala: Non-null initializers not allowed for owned namespace fields [#777697]
  - codegen: Support casting arbitary value-types to arrays [#777194]
  - codegen: Reference struct fields with their actual cname [#775761]
  - codegen: Add function-prototypes for all register-type calls [#775446]
  - vala: check a property has an accessor and/or a mutator [#773956]
  - codegen: Don't declare CreationMethod for compact-classes twice [#772661]
  - method: Print encountered type if return types mismatch [#769501]
  - codegen: Fix memory-leak with object initializer for properties [#766739]
  - codegen: Fix array length of array returned by lambda [#761360]
  - codegen: Fix emission of constant array length [#756376]
  - codegen: Support deprecating properties and their accessors [#732449]
  - codegen: Don't add static modifier to abstract property setters [#673389]
  - codegen: Fix instance parameter property setter in SimpleType structs
    [#657346]
  - codegen: Fix base-access from within overriding struct-property-accessor
    [#764481]
  - vala: Check accessibility of default arguments [#648030]
  - vala: Disallow private accessors in overridable properties [#603491]
  - methodcall: Don't try to remove N_/NC_ while properly handled in C [#642350]
  - vala: Check type arguments in DataType.equals [#641418]
  - parser: Allow cast pointer expressions without enclosing parens [#590641]
  - Don't initialize local variable if not requested
  - codegen: Don't implicitly initialize local variables with initializer
  - Check printf arguments of object creation expressions
  - ccodefunction: Only add G_GNUC_DEPRECATED to declarations
  - codegen: Avoid criticals while unconditionaly trying to chain-up to
    non-existing property-accessors
  - signalmodule: Add signal-emitter declaration if needed [#779609]
  - signalmodule: Fix deprecation of signals
  - codegen: Properly null-out source on ownership-transfer of delegates
  - vala: Fix MemberAccess.is_non_null() for EnumValue constants [#780050]

 * Contributors:
    Abderrahim Kitouni, Alistair Thomas, Andrea Del Signore, Carlos Garnacho,
    Daniel Espinosa, Daniel Pfeifer, Dr. Michael Lauer, Evan Nemerson,
    Florian Brosch, Francisco Serna, George Barrett, Jens Georg, Jordan Yelloz,
    Jürg Billeter, Luca Bruno, Marvin W, Matthias Berndt, Michael James Gratton,
    mrmacete, Nikolay Orlyuk, Niko Tyni, Ole André Vadla Ravnås,
    Philip Withnall, Richard Wiedenhöft, Rico Tzschichholz, Sam Thursfield,
    Severin Heiniger, Simon Werbeck, Timm Bäder, Vladislav, Yu Feng

Vala 0.34.0
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.33.1
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.32.0
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.31.1
===========

 * Introduce [Version] attribute.
 * Require and target GLib >= 2.32.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.30.0
===========

 * Binding updates.

Vala 0.29.3
===========

 * Add --shared-library option for GIR files.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.29.2
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.29.1
===========

 * Binding updates.

Vala 0.28.0
===========

 * Binding updates.

Vala 0.27.2
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.27.1
===========

 * Print compiler messages in color.
 * Add clutter-gdk-1.0 bindings.
 * Add clutter-gst-3.0 bindings.
 * Add clutter-x11-1.0 bindings.
 * Add rest-extras-0.7 bindings.
 * Bug fix and binding updates.

Vala 0.26.0
===========

 * Bug fix and binding updates.

Vala 0.25.4
===========

 * Add option --vapi-comments.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.25.3
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.25.2
===========

 * Require and target GLib >= 2.24.
 * Report warning for private struct fields.
 * Replace webkit2gtk-3.0 bindings with webkit2gtk-4.0 bindings.
 * Always build vapigen.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.25.1
===========

 * Support explicit interface method implementation.
 * Support (unowned type)[] syntax.
 * Support non-literal length in fixed-size arrays.
 * Mark regular expression literals as stable.
 * GIR parser updates.
 * Add webkit2gtk-3.0 bindings.
 * Add gstreamer-allocators-1.0 and gstreamer-riff-1.0 bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.24.0
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.23.3
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.23.2
===========

 * Bind GDK event structures as compact classes.
 * Switch gdk-x11-3.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Switch librsvg-2.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.23.1
===========

 * GIR parser updates.
 * Switch libnotify bindings to .gir.
 * Add libpeas-gtk-1.0 bindings.
 * Add xcb-icccm bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.22.0
===========

 * Support chain up to constructv functions.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.21.2
===========

 * Recognize ref/unref functions in .gir files.
 * Add geocode-glib bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.21.1
===========

 * Support \uXXXX escape sequences.
 * Support specifying vfunc order in interfaces to define ABI.
 * Support GTK+ widget templates.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.20.1
===========

 * Bug fixes.

Vala 0.20.0
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.19.0
===========

 * Support scope = "async" attribute for parameters.
 * Add --api-version option.
 * Add atspi-2 bindings.
 * Add gstreamer-rtsp-server-1.0 bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.18.0
===========

 * Bug fixes.

Vala 0.17.7
===========

 * Add libgnome-menu-3.0 bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.6
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.5
===========

 * Support subclassing of GLib.Source.
 * Switch pango bindings to .gir.
 * Add gstreamer-1.0 core bindings.
 * Add gst-plugins-base-1.0 bindings.
 * Add gobject-introspection-1.0 bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.4
===========

 * Warn when accessing static members with an instance reference.
 * Recompute length when casting between array types.
 * Support [GenericAccessors] attribute for interfaces.
 * Deprecate implicit .begin for async methods.
 * Drop Dova profile.
 * Drop POSIX profile.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.3
===========

 * Require and target GLib >= 2.18.
 * Support async creation methods.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.2
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.1
===========

 * Improve assertion messages.
 * Add --enable-gobject-tracing commandline option.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.17.0
===========

 * Support simple method-level profiling.
 * Add VALA_CHECK_MODULES and VALA_PROG_VAPIGEN to vala.m4.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.16.0
===========

 * Add udisks2 bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.15.2
===========

 * Switch poppler-glib bindings to .gir.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.15.1
===========

 * Support arrays with nullable elements.
 * Add <doc> support to .gir reader and writer.
 * Switch clutter-gtk-1.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Switch gio-2.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Add cogl-pango-1.0 bindings.
 * Add gdl-3.0 bindings.
 * Add libnl-3.0 bindings.
 * Add packagekit-glib2 bindings.
 * Add xtst bindings.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.15.0
===========

 * Manage memory of GQueue elements.
 * Switch atk bindings to .gir.
 * Switch gdk-pixbuf-2.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Switch gdk-3.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Add libwnck-3.0 bindings.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.14.0
===========

 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.13.4
===========

 * Switch gudev-1.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Switch mx-1.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.13.3
===========

 * Switch pangocairo bindings to .gir.
 * Bug fixes.

Vala 0.13.2
===========

 * Enable flow analysis for out parameters.
 * Refactor attribute handling.
 * Add gedit-3.0 bindings.
 * Add gtksourceview-3.0 bindings.
 * Add rest-0.7 bindings.
 * Add vte-2.90 bindings.
 * Switch clutter-1.0 bindings to .gir.
 * Switch libgdata bindings to .gir.
 * Switch libsoup bindings to .gir.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.13.1
===========

 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.13.0
===========

 * More refactoring in the code generator.
 * Improvements to the .gir reader.
 * Switch JSON-GLib bindings to .gir.
 * Drop deprecated support for D-Bus GLib in favor of GDBus.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.12.0
===========

 * Add get_next_char to string class.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.7
===========

 * Add support for async signal handlers (Frederik Sdun).
 * More refactoring in the code generator (Luca Bruno).
 * Improvements to the .gir writer (Michal Hruby).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.6
===========

 * Add parse and try_parse methods to boolean and numeric types.
 * Add clutter-gtk-1.0 bindings.
 * Add pixmap-1 bindings (Evan Nemerson).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.5
===========

 * Add last_index_of and last_index_of_char to string class.
 * More refactoring in the code generator (Luca Bruno).
 * Improvements to the .gir writer (Michal Hruby).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.4
===========

 * Add index_of, index_of_char, and char_count to string class.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.3
===========

 * Support BusName sender parameter in GDBus servers.
 * More refactoring in the code generator.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.2
===========

 * Update libnotify bindings to 0.7.0.
 * Improvements to the .gir reader.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.1
===========

 * Require and target GLib >= 2.16.
 * Guard access to out parameters to allow null arguments.
 * Add support for local constants.
 * Support file descriptor passing with GDBus.
 * Support cached property values in GDBus clients.
 * Support Cancellable parameter in GDBus clients.
 * Support no-reply methods in GDBus clients and servers.
 * More refactoring in the code generator.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.11.0
===========

 * Use byte indices for strings.
 * Use uint8[] for binary data in bindings.
 * Add support for parallel compilation.
 * Improve compiler performance.
 * More refactoring in the code generator.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.10.0
===========

 * Port GIR parser and writer to GIR version 1.2.
 * Update GLib bindings to 2.26 branch.
 * Bug fixes.

Vala 0.9.8
==========

 * Add --fatal-warnings commandline option.
 * Deprecate string.len () in favor of string.length.
 * Deprecate use of D-Bus GLib in favor of GDBus.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.9.7
==========

 * Fix regression introduced by codegen refactoring.

Vala 0.9.6
==========

 * Drop deprecated support for assigning to construct properties.
 * Some refactoring in the code generator.
 * Bug fixes in bindings and vapigen.

Vala 0.9.5
==========

 * Add version suffix to support parallel installation.
 * Define VALA_X_Y according to compiler version.
 * Enable version header by default.
 * Add vala.m4 with VALA_CHECK_PACKAGES macro.
 * Add gedit-2.20 bindings (Andrea Del Signore).
 * Add tokyocabinet bindings (Evan Nemerson).
 * Various improvements to the Dova profile.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.9.4
==========

 * Append documentation comments to generated C files.
 * Skip <doc> tags in .gir files.
 * Various improvements to the Dova profile.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.9.3
==========

 * Support newlines in double quoted string literals.
 * Add experimental support for main blocks.
 * Add experimental vala tool to compile and run code.
 * Initial support for generic delegates.
 * Support using GClosure for delegate parameters.
 * Support GBoxed-based memory management.
 * Improvements to the .gir reader and writer.
 * Various improvements to the Dova profile.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.9.2
==========

 * Initial support for GDBus-based clients and servers.
 * Support implicit and explicit GVariant casts.
 * Add support for [Deprecated] attribute.
 * Add GenericArray as alternative binding to GPtrArray.
 * Add gdk-pixbuf-3.0, gdk-3.0, gdk-x11-3.0, and gtk+-3.0 bindings.
 * Updates to the GLib bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.9.1
==========

 * Support constants in enums.
 * Deprecate +=/-= syntax to connect/disconnect signal handlers.
 * Add experimental support for Dova profile.
 * Update Genie parser (Jamie McCracken).
 * Add clutter-gst-1.0 bindings (Ali Sabil).
 * Add gdu and gdu-gtk bindings.
 * Add libesmtp bindings (Adrien Bustany).
 * Add mx-1.0 bindings (Evan Nemerson).
 * Add orc-0.4 bindings (Fabian Deutsch).
 * Add rest-extras-0.6 bindings (Adrien Bustany).
 * Updates to the GLib, GStreamer, Linux, SQLite, and other bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.8.0
==========

 * Infer type arguments when calling generic methods.
 * Support `in' operator for arrays.
 * Add experimental support for regular expression literals.
 * Add experimental support for chained relational expressions.
 * Add va_list support.
 * Add clutter-gtk-0.10 bindings (Gordon Allott).
 * Add gdl-1.0 bindings (Nicolas Joseph).
 * Add gstreamer-app-0.10 bindings (Sebastian Dröge).
 * Add gstreamer-cdda-0.10 bindings (Sebastian Dröge).
 * Add gudev-1.0 bindings (Jim Nelson).
 * Add libgda-report-4.0 bindings (Shawn Ferris).
 * Add libgvc (graphviz) bindings (Martin Olsson).
 * Add purple bindings (Adrien Bustany).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.10
===========

 * Support coalescing operator ??.
 * Support to_string and bitwise complement with enums.
 * Return handler id when connecting signal handlers.
 * Support struct comparison.
 * Support constructor chaining in structs.
 * Enforce protected member restrictions.
 * Improve performance of flow analysis.
 * Support automatic line continuations in Genie.
 * Improvements to the .gir reader and writer.
 * Add --enable-mem-profiler commandline option.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.9
==========

 * Support array and string slicing.
 * Add --symbols commandline option.
 * Add avahi-gobject bindings (Sebastian Noack).
 * Add ccss-1 bindings (Ali Sabil).
 * Add libarchive bindings (Julian Andres Klode).
 * Add libmagic bindings (Jens Georg).
 * Add readline bindings (Jukka-Pekka Iivonen).
 * Add twitter-glib-1.0 bindings (Adrien Bustany).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.8
==========

 * Support constructor chain up to GObject using Object (...).
 * Add syntax for string templates.
 * Support (!) non-null casts.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.7
==========

 * Support `using' directives inside namespaces.
 * Use const only for immutable structs.
 * Support string marshalling for enums in D-Bus (Didier Ptitjes).
 * Update Genie parser (Jamie McCracken).
 * Add libgda-4.0 bindings (Shawn Ferris).
 * Many bug fixes for closures and async methods.

Vala 0.7.6
==========

 * Add support for closures.
 * Improve support for asynchronous methods.
 * Support async methods in D-Bus servers.
 * Add clutter-1.0 bindings (Rob Taylor).
 * Add GVariant, GSettings, and dconf bindings (Ryan Lortie).
 * Add linux, libnl-1, and libasound bindings (Michael 'Mickey' Lauer).
 * Add gnutls bindings (Jiří Zárevúcky).
 * Add librest bindings (Adrien Bustany).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.5
==========

 * Add support for static properties.
 * Add support for delegate properties.
 * Support virtual default handler for signals.
 * Add limited support for derived compact classes.
 * Add libgdata bindings (Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal).
 * Add libusb-1.0 bindings (Evan Nemerson).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.4
==========

 * Add support for array properties.
 * Support implicit and explicit GValue casts.
 * Add initial support for generic methods.
 * Add postgres bindings.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.3
==========

 * Add initial support for POSIX profile.
 * Add --vapi and --gir commandline options.
 * Add initial x11, xcb, and cairo-xcb bindings.
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.2
==========

 * Improvements to the .gir reader and writer (Didier Ptitjes).
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala 0.7.1
==========

 * Introduce new syntax to connect/disconnect signal handlers.
 * Add experimental support for fixed-length arrays.
 * Update Genie parser (Jamie McCracken).
 * Updates to the GLib, Cairo, GTK+, GStreamer, and POSIX bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.7.0
==========

 * Do not generate header files unless requested by the -H commandline
   option. This requires changes in the build system of Vala projects.
 * Support conditional compilation.

Vala 0.6.0
==========

 * Improvements to the .gir reader and writer (Didier Ptitjes).
 * Add librsvg-2.0 bindings (Evan Nemerson).
 * Add Maemo libosso bindings (Jukka-Pekka Iivonen).
 * Add V4L2 bindings (Matías De la Puente).
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.7
==========

 * Support signals in static D-Bus clients.
 * Various improvements to asynchronous method support (Ryan Lortie).
 * Report unused internal methods.
 * Extend POSIX bindings.
 * Add FUSE bindings (John Carr).
 * Add libdaemon bindings (Jukka-Pekka Iivonen).
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.6
==========

 * Do not require libgee for custom indexer access.
 * Add Log.FILE, Log.LINE, and Log.METHOD constants.
 * Various improvements to the .gir reader.
 * Add Lua bindings (pancake and Phil Housley).
 * Add MySQL bindings (Jukka-Pekka Iivonen).
 * Add partial POSIX bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.5
==========

 * Improve syntax of owned property getters.
 * Add --enable-deprecated and --enable-experimental commandline options.
 * Remove --disable-non-null commandline option.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.4
==========

 * Support array initializers as expressions.
 * Support += to efficiently append elements to arrays.
 * Calculate length for null-terminated arrays.
 * Support initializers for multi-dimensional arrays.
 * Add `owned' keyword to replace `#'.
 * Various fixes in coroutine support.
 * Support boxed structs as GObject properties.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.3
==========

 * Rewrite D-Bus server support to directly use libdbus.
 * Register structs as boxed types.
 * Improve error reporting on invalid code.
 * Support private class fields and class destructors.
 * Add partial raptor and rasqal bindings.
 * Drop vala-gen-project, moved to vtg.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.2
==========

 * Report uninitialized local variables.
 * Report unused fields, methods, and local variables.
 * Fix error handling in complex statements.
 * Improve support for generic types.
 * Support parameter arrays in bindings.
 * Do not require libgee for foreach statements.
 * Support enums in D-Bus clients and servers.
 * Support structs in hash tables in D-Bus servers.
 * Experimental static D-Bus client support.
 * Add --dump-tree commandline option to write code tree to file.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.5.1
==========

 * Support type checks for error domains and error codes.
 * Experimental support for yield statements and coroutines.
 * Support GValue and GHashTable in D-Bus clients.
 * Various improvements to the .gir reader.
 * Drop deprecated support for static classes.
 * Modularize code generator.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.4.0
==========

 * Support more flexible constructors.
 * Partial support for reading and writing .gir files.
 * Improve compiler performance.
 * Copy arrays where necessary.
 * Basic support for static properties.
 * Partial support for struct holding object references.
 * Add tracker indexer bindings (Roberto Majadas)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, and GStreamer bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.3.5
==========

 * Notify on property changes by default (Jared Moore)
 * Add unique-1.0 bindings (Phil Housley)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, and GStreamer bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.3.4
==========

 * Various improvements to D-Bus client and service support.
 * Basic support for detailed signals.
 * Check types of printf arguments.
 * Support `in' operator for Gee.Collection and Gee.Map (Jamie McCracken)
 * Add libgsf-1 bindings (Michael Lawrence)
 * Add loudmouth-1.0 bindings (Ali Sabil)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, and GStreamer bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.3.3
==========

 * Support overriding default method handlers of signals.
 * Support dynamic access to properties and signals of GObjects.
 * Experimental support for nullable value types.
 * Improve support for classes not deriving from GLib.Object.
 * Support """verbatim strings""".
 * Add parser for Genie (Jamie McCracken)
 * Experimental support for arrays of arrays.
 * Documentation improvements (Phil Housley)
 * Improvements to D-Bus support (Ali Sabil, Philip Van Hoof, Yu Feng)
 * Add libepc-1.0 bindings (Ali Sabil)
 * Add libtiff bindings (Christian Meyer)
 * Updates to the GStreamer bindings (Ali Sabil and Jaap A. Haitsma)
 * Many bug fixes and performance improvements.

Vala 0.3.2
==========

 * Add support for class constructors, class fields, and class methods.
 * Various improvements to methods in D-Bus services.
 * Add support for properties and signals in D-Bus services (Yu Feng)
 * Add Time API to GLib bindings.
 * Documentation improvements (Phil Housley)
 * Updates to the GLib and GTK+ bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.3.1
==========

 * Enable non-null types by default.
 * Add --disable-non-null commandline option.
 * New handwritten parser.
 * Support virtual methods in interfaces.
 * Add `dynamic' type modifier for D-Bus client support.
 * Add experimental support for writing D-Bus services.
 * Don't require `new' operator for structs.
 * Warn when using deprecated syntax.
 * Add libsexy bindings (Evan Nemerson)
 * Updates to the GLib and GTK+ bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.2.0
==========

 * Support nested namespaces.
 * Support static constructors.
 * Register enums with GType (Marc-André Lureau)
 * Small syntax change for default values of properties.
 * Add --verbose commandline option (Daniel Silverstone)
 * Improve pointer support.
 * Add GNOME Keyring bindings (Andrea Del Signore)
 * Add SDL bindings (Levi Bard)
 * Add libftdi bindings (Evan Nemerson)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, GStreamer, and SQLite bindings.
 * Many bug fixes all over the place.

Vala 0.1.7
==========

 * Support private property accessors.
 * Support default values for properties.
 * Improve support for array length and delegate target parameters.
 * Improve delegate and signal handler support.
 * Introduce new syntax to declare errordomains.
 * Improve exception support.
 * Report errors for missing return statements.
 * Report warnings for unreachable code.
 * Improve support for generic types.
 * Support pointer member access and pointer element access.
 * Support pointer arithmetic.
 * Add --quiet commandline option (Emmanuele Bassi)
 * Add WebKit bindings.
 * Add JSON-GLib bindings (Ali Sabil)
 * Add goocanvas bindings (Roberto Majadas)
 * Add hildon-fm-2 bindings (Levi Bard)
 * Add taglib bindings (Andreas Brauchli)
 * Add libusb bindings (Evan Nemerson)
 * Add bzip2 bindings (Maciej Piechotka)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, GStreamer, and libsoup bindings.
 * Fixes for Windows.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.1.6
==========

 * Add support for instance delegates.
 * Support conditional method compilation.
 * Add support for nested generic types.
 * Add size_t and ssize_t.
 * Use non-null types by default with --enable-non-null option.
 * Limited support for nullable types.
 * Add basic support for method pre- and postconditions.
 * Improve pointer support.
 * Always enable memory management.
 * Add libgnome-menu bindings (Roberto Majadas)
 * Add liboobs-1 bindings (Roberto Majadas)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, GStreamer, SQLite, and libxml2 bindings.
 * Small documentation improvements.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.1.5
==========

 * Add Vala Project Generator.
 * Support `in` operator for enums.
 * Support typeof for generic type parameters.
 * Replace gidlgen by vala-gen-introspect with a real C parser.
 * Update all bindings to use vala-gen-introspect.
 * Fix many gcc warnings.
 * Fix build with Cygwin and MinGW (Yaakov Selkowitz).
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.1.4
==========

 * Use .vapi as file extension for bindings.
 * Add Vala Reference Manual.
 * Add support for object initializers.
 * Emit #line directives in debug mode.
 * Add --basedir option.
 * Support creation methods in structs.
 * Add support for [Notify] attribute for properties.
 * Add experimental support for registering new fundamental classed types.
 * Improve support for non-GObject classes.
 * Improve error reporting.
 * Add vapicheck to verify generated bindings (Mathias Hasselmann).
 * Drop xml_pp dependency (Alberto Ruiz).
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.1.3
==========

 * Convert reference-type structs to classes for a more consistent type system.
 * Support `as` operator (Mathias Hasselmann).
 * Improve array support.
 * Experimental D-Bus client support.
 * Add GConf bindings.
 * Add libgnome and libgnomeui bindings.
 * Add Glade bindings.
 * Add libnotify bindings (Nicolas Christener, Roland Hostettler).
 * Add GnomeVFS bindings.
 * Add GtkSourceView bindings.
 * Add Panel Applet bindings.
 * Add GNOME Desktop Library bindings.
 * Add libsoup bindings.
 * Add libwnck bindings.
 * Add GtkMozEmbed bindings (Alberto Ruiz).
 * Add Poppler bindings (Alberto Ruiz).
 * Add Enchant bindings (Mathias Hasselmann).
 * Add Hildon bindings (Marcelo Lira).
 * Add SQLite bindings.
 * Add curses bindings (Ed Schouten).
 * Build system fixes (Nicolas Trangez).
 * Add manual pages for gidlgen and vapigen (Kumar Appaiah).
 * Many bug fixes all over the place.

Vala 0.1.2
==========

 * Use and support libgee collection library (internal copy for now).
 * Performance improvements.
 * Improve support for generic types.
 * Many memory management fixes.
 * Add support for inner classes.
 * Add --cc and -X commandline options to control the C compiler.
 * Use GSlice for reference-type structs.
 * Add experimental GStreamer bindings.

Vala 0.1.1
==========

 * Support simple exception handling.
 * Improve array and string support.
 * Support multi-dimensional arrays.
 * Add --thread commandline option.
 * Improve bindings.
 * Bug fixes.

Vala 0.1.0
==========

 * Add commandline options for running the C compiler and linker.
 * Use # modifier for reference transfer in method parameters.
 * Replace callback keyword by delegate.
 * Improve and update GLib and GTK+ bindings.
 * Add experimental GVFS binding.
 * C89/MSVC portability fixes (Hans Breuer).
 * Refactor code generator.
 * Add experimental bindings generator.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.0.9
==========

 * Add support for defining new generic classes.
 * Improve array support.
 * Memory management fixes.
 * Improve abstract property support.
 * Add basic support for flags types.
 * Improve GLib binding.
 * Add VTE binding.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.0.8
==========

 * Add support for overridden properties.
 * Support properties and signals in interfaces.
 * Improve interface runtime suport.
 * Verify that classes implement all abstract and interface methods.
 * Basic compile-time support for generic types.
 * Default to strong references for return values and local variables.
 * Improve signal support.
 * Add support for pointers.
 * Improve support for numeric types.
 * Support writing GTypeModule-based plug-ins.
 * Improve manual memory management support.
 * Improve GTK+ bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.0.7
==========

 * New object construction syntax.
 * Interface implementations don't have to specify override anymore.
 * Improve interface support.

Vala 0.0.6
==========

 * Improve interface support.
 * Support do loops.
 * Improve array support.
 * Improve enum support.
 * Add automated testing infrastructure.
 * Fixes for prefix and postfix operators.
 * Add more types to GLib bindings.
 * Many bug fixes.

Vala 0.0.5
==========

 * Support base access.
 * Support typeof expressions.
 * Improve array support.
 * Fix possible memory leak in foreach statements.
 * Fix many warnings during C compilation.
 * Improve GTK+ bindings.

Vala 0.0.4
==========

 * Support + operator in strings.
 * Support unicode character literals.
 * Add implicit conversions for numeric types.
 * Improve interface support.
 * Improve array support.
 * Support arbitrary signal parameters.
 * Add threading support.
 * Support lock statements.
 * Many improvements to the GTK+ bindings.

Vala 0.0.3
==========

 * Interface fixes.
 * Support namespace constants.
 * Support switch statements.
 * Array creation support.
 * Provide complete but experimental bindings for GTK+ 2.10 and Cairo 1.2.
 * Add implicit array length parameter.
 * Follow package dependencies.
 * Support hexadecimal and octal integer literals and hexadecimal escape
   sequences.
 * Install libvala as shared library.

Vala 0.0.2
==========

 * Support named construction methods.
 * Basic interface support.
 * Improve error handling.
 * Many bug fixes.


Vala 0.0.1
==========

 * Initial release.