[Liboil] [announce] oil-0.1.0

Adam D. Moss aspirin at ntlworld.com
Mon Aug 24 05:07:27 PDT 2009

cee1 wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm doing a fork (rewrite) of liboil. It resides 
> at http://dev.lemote.com/code/oil

Personally I like the goals of this project, especially
for embeddors.

But I have two reservations...
* The name implies that oil is a front-end to liboil (a la curl and
libcurl).  I think this is a confusing name.
* liboil itself seems somewhat deprecated in favour of liborc; I guess
this makes a fork seem wiser than it usually would, but liboil is
probably slipping into unmaintainedness and perhaps it would be
a fine idea to advocate for liborc meeting your needs rather than
adapting liboil?


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