Moving libxml2 and libxslt to external dependencies


After a quick discussion between Daniel and the release team, the idea
of moving libxml2 and libxslt from the platform to external dependencies
came up.

The rationale behind the idea is that those two libraries are now more
like "base OS" libraries than GNOME libraries: they're shipped on nearly
all systems. Also, development of those libraries are not following the
GNOME development cycle.

It shouldn't change anything, since the API and ABI won't be modified
anytime soon anyway, and everything else will continue as usual. AFAICT,
the only other impact it could have on GNOME is for libxml++: should it
stay in our bindings set or not?

What do you all think of this proposal?


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