dbus linked with libglib by default

frederic heem frederic.heem at telsey.it
Thu Sep 21 07:13:51 PDT 2006

Alle 16:11, giovedì 21 settembre 2006, Peter Kümmel ha scritto:
> frederic heem wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Libdbus contains many functions and structures that were taken from glib,
> > only the prefix was changed, for example:
> > dbus_new/delete, dbus_string_*,  dbus list_*, dbus_mutex_*, dbus_loop_*,
> > dbus_spwan etc ...
> > I guess this was to avoid linking to glib, hence to make the qt guy
> > accept dbus.
> > Things has changed, the upcoming Qt 4.2 is linked with glib. Actually,
> > this is a good news for dbus. By using glib directly, the codesize can be
> > shrink roughly by half, startup time too can be reduce too since less
> > code needs to be loaded in ram. It would be event better for embedded
> > system where even 100kb is important.
> > Maintenance can be reduce too, all bugs solved in glib are directly
> > solves in dbus, no need to periodically merge.
> > Apart from the initial work to change all dbus function to their glib
> > counterpart, there isn't any drawback at all.
> I fear this would it make harder to get Windows specific code integrated.
Actually, I think the opposite, it will help the windows port, glib pretends 
to be portable, all glory details about win32, unix and macos are hidden thru 
the glib api.
> Peter
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