Re: Moving libxml2 and libxslt to external dependencies

On 9/23/07, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

I think it makes sense. I don't see what's so GNOME'ish about libxml.

Felipe Contreras

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