[RFC] Use glib-2.0 exclusively

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at metux.de
Thu Aug 26 09:14:03 PDT 2010

* Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> schrieb:

> With some pain, I believe one can cross compile glib2.

With _MUCH_ pain. Just have a look at all the AC_TRY_RUN() calls.
You'll need a *lot* of manual tweaking to get it working cleanly.

> When cross compiling, I expect pain. 

Totally unnecessary pain. Just produced by *stupid* assumptions
and design decisions. The biggest rule is: *NEVER EVER* expect
the running system to be equal to the target. This not just
applies to crosscompiling, but any cases where you want to build
for another target than the currently running system.

> I would love not to have this pain. However, I am not sure that I would 
> continue to bundle an old and obsolete package in a package that I 
> maintained because it could save someone this pain.

No, not keep bundling another library, but make the required
portions directly part of pkg-config. Just keep the actually
require code and drop the rest.

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