[RFC] Use glib-2.0 exclusively

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 07:30:05 PDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt at metux.de> wrote:
> * Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> schrieb:
>> At the very least I wouldn't suggest anyone use the bundled
>> library unless they're in a bootstrapping situation.
> Believe me, you certainly don't want to have anything like an
> bootstrap situation at all, unless *REALLY* necessary.
> (toolchain+libc should be the only case, else you *most likely*
> have *very poor* engineering)
> Keep in mind: anytime the depency graph is not an conflict-free
> DAG, it makes *a lot* of trouble to package/distro maintainers.
> Normally, I'm strictly against bundled 3rd-party libraries,
> but that's one of the *very few* cases, where it makes quite
> sense, BUT: the bundled stuff should be trimmed down to what's
> absolutely necessary, and maybe even rename everything.

Sorry, but we already have a non-conflict free dependency graph, but
it's being held together by embedding a library that stopped receiving
maintenance years ago. It's a bootstrap problem either for the person
trying to install glib on a clean system or pkg-config on a clean
system. I don't think this is *very poor* engineering. Do you want to
tell the glib folks that they can't use pkg-config?


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