Re: New Anjuta dependency: libgda-4.0
- From: Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>
- To: Johannes Schmid <jhs jsschmid de>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: New Anjuta dependency: libgda-4.0
- Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:06:06 +0200
On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 00:19 +0200, Johannes Schmid wrote:
> Hi all!
> So, we finally made the first step and merge our new symbol-database plugin into trunk. It's still very alpha but it is getting better every day.
> Anyway, our old plugin used to have plain files to store the symbol
> information in some weird format using binary sorting. For the new
> plugin, we decided to use a database instead, in particular sqlite. As
> we wanted to do things in a GObject way, we choose the libgda wrapper
> library. libgda embeds sqlite if not available from the system, so there
> is no explicit sqlite dependency.
> For now, this is just an optional dependency but when it is more stable,
> it's likely that we will remove the old symbol-browser and make the new
> plugin the default. However, we either need libgda-4.0 as external
> dependency or as Desktop module for GNOME 2.24.
I know that this plugin is optional, but it's also a plugin that
everyone will want to use. But libgda-4.0 is not API/ABI stable and
(based on previous libgda history) is not likely to be at any
predictable time. So this could make life difficult for packagers.
murrayc murrayc com
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