Re: New external dependencies for Rygel: GUPnP & Libgee

On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 02:24 +0300, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:52 AM, Frederic Peters <fpeters gnome org> wrote:
> > General questions first:
> >
> >  - Are there frequent releases of those?
>   The GUPnP libraries, yes! libgee used to be very frequently released
> until recently when the new maintainer just disappeared after he moved
> to a new house. That said,  I haven't seen any issues with Libgee
> after 0.5.0 release and if I (or anyone) do, I'm sure Jürg will take
> over and make the releases happen in time. Right Jürg?

Sure, bug fix releases can happen quickly if necessary.

> > About libgee, shouldn't this be in glib, or in the language itself,
> > instead of an extra library?
>   Don't know. I guess that would be a question for Jürg.

It was proposed multiple times¹² to be included in glib, however, it was
not accepted by the glib maintainers. The main reason was that glib
already contains various collection types and these types can obviously
not be removed from glib 2. This means that there would be two sets of
collection types, the previous ones in libglib and the new GType and
interface-based ones in libgobject/libgio, which wouldn't improve
consistency within glib, although it might still have improved
consistency outside glib.

Vala does not have a language-specific runtime library, glib is all you
need to run Vala applications. That's why a separate library has been
created for the collection types.



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