(PSA) GLib can now canonicalize file paths

Quick announcement: if you have a relative file path, and want to resolve it against another (absolute) path, GLib can do that now. An example in C: g_autofree gchar *path = NULL; g_autofree gchar *another_path = NULL; path = g_canonicalize_filename ("../../usr/bin", "/etc/foo"); another_path = g_canonicalize_filename ("../../usr/bin", NULL); g_print ("%s \n", path); /* Result: "/usr/bin" */ … Continue reading (PSA) GLib can now canonicalize file paths

The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak

Memory graph

Greetings GNOMErs, at this point, I think it's safe to assume that many of you already heard of a memory leak that was plaguing GNOME Shell. Well, as of yesterday, the two GitLab's MRs that help fixing that issue were merged, and will be available in the next GNOME version. The fixes are being considered … Continue reading The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak