[Libreoffice] [GSoC] library merging

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at novell.com
Mon Jun 27 04:20:31 PDT 2011

Hi Matus,

On Sat, 2011-06-25 at 16:21 +0200, Matúš Kukan wrote:
> Well, that seems to be true. I haven't look at all yet. There is about
> 240 of them.

	Heh :-) hopefully a ./g grep -6 component_getImple # will show you most
of them rather quickly.

> But sometimes there also exist things like in:
> http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/components/extensions/source/preload/services.cxx#59
> That doesn't seem interesting to me, but I don't know, maybe it
> actually does something relevant.

	Ooh - you discovered some more junk code - nice. It would be wonderful
if you could hunt down and kill any uses of this 'preload' code - we
don't do OEM preloads, similarly we don't have product registration
either so killing both of these components and their related scp2/ would
be nice:

STD_LIB_FILE( gid_File_Lib_Preload, preload)
SPECIAL_COMPONENT_LIB_FILE( gid_File_Lib_Productregistration, productregistration.uno )

	would help to shrink the codebase, distributed binary size and compile

> And default is: throw loader::CannotActivateFactoryException.
> There always has to be some function.

	Ok - but lets just not require this. AFAICS there is no good reason not
to default to the C++ / current-language-binding-name for that.

> So, if CPPU_CURRENT_LANGUAGE_BINDING_NAME can be also defined in
> shlib, we could use that directly to set the variable.

	Right, it should be:


> I may be missing something but if not I'd just remove
> component_getImplementationEnvironment if it is not doing something
> special and set the variable directly in shlib.

	I don't think you're missing anything :-) Also I've never seen this
'getImplementationEnvironmentExt' method used - and it is another pretty
pointless (slowish) dlsym lookup on activating a component - it seems to
be the case that this is to allow people to have a different language
for several components they might export.

	For 4.0 I think we want a single entry point, and if we want this
goodness, surely we can add it to the XML annotation more cleanly, I've
added it to the wiki page to track.



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