From: Andrew Dunbar (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 08 2002 - 02:21:27 EDT
--- phearbear <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Blue
> >On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 06:07, phearbear wrote:
> >>any other platform then linux if i understand
> >>I missed anything?
> >Ja, about a whole bunch of platforms. dunno 'bout
> qnx/photon though.
> >qnx does support gtk, and thus glib, so I assume
> pango for glib2 is at
> >least close. However, iirc, we currently dont use
> gtk on qnx.
> Yeah, we are not using GTK nor glib on QNX. And I'm
> really not pro of
> using glib, i know most people does *not* have it
> installed, and
> statically linking it would probably make the binary
> quite a bit larger.
> I question i've asked a few times without getting a
> good answer, what
> differs glib from any other C library? except that
> it's huge and bloated
> that is ;)
glib has already been discussed here several times.
1) glib is *not* the GNU C runtime library.
2) glib provides a bunch of utility classes and
functions that Gnome (or GTK) and their apps use.
3) The new GTK and/or Gnome require glib.
4) Pango requires glib.
So while there may be stuff in it that we don't need
or even some stuff we already have our own equivalents
for, we can't go without it. AbiWord 1.2 without glib
on all platforms really isn't possible.
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