[Liboil] [announce] oil-0.1.0

Conrad Parker conrad at metadecks.org
Tue Aug 25 06:17:21 PDT 2009

2009/8/25 cee1 <fykcee1 at gmail.com>:
> oil is focused on "be lightweigh in use of oil-based applications" and "be
> extensible in development(test) stage of oil-based applications". To achieve
> these, liboil is split into three modules, and glib dependence is introduced
> in one of these three modules -- oiltest.
> Module oiltest is a test framework, which is typically used to write test
> tools in development stage. It should be more considered to be something in
> the toolchain.
> These are big difference with liboil, so doing a fork will be necessary.

Do you intend for oil to be a drop-in replacement for liboil where it
is used in other free software projects? Are you intending to do that
kind of maintenance and integration work (ie. helping other projects
with the migration to modified libraries)?

The goals you have are useful, so perhaps the existing liboil
developers could help ensure your modifications can be used by other
projects. In particular, things like the hashtable optimization you
have could be merged incrementally.

> Also, oil can cooperate with ORC. Since ORC concerns "How to generate
> assembly code for each arch automatically", and oil concerns "How to
> validate/profile these assembly code automatically".

sounds like it's an interesting branch you're working on :)


> Regards,
> cee1
> 2009/8/25 David Schleef <ds at entropywave.com>
>> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 07:31:36PM +0800, cee1 wrote:
>> > Hi all,I'm doing a fork (rewrite) of liboil.
>> You *could* just send patches.
>> dave...
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