Re: gnome-vfs-2.17.91 hard dependency on gnome-mime-data
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Fryderyk Dziarmagowski <freetz gmx net>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- Subject: Re: gnome-vfs-2.17.91 hard dependency on gnome-mime-data
- Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:30:57 +0100
On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 17:54 +0100, Fryderyk Dziarmagowski wrote:
> --- Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> wrote:
> > No, it isn't only a run-time dep, or at least shouldn't be. The
> > gnome-mime-data doesn't have to be in the same place as the libraries
> > you're installing, and gnome-vfs should still be able to find the files.
> You can safely remove PKG check from configure and build g-vfs without
> smallest problems. You can even run all major GNOME apps without it.
> Forcing people to use something that is not needed it's IMO wrong.
You can do all sorts of shit manually if you want. That doesn't change a
single thing. We enforce backwards compatibility.
Maybe some third party app still use the gnome-vfs APIs that use the old
mime data. We don't just break it to save a few bytes.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
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