Re: [gnome-db] Gnome-db libraries

On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 09:25 +0100, Vivien Malerba wrote:
> Hi!
> As you'll notice in SVN, Libgnomedb now has 2 .pc files: one for the
> main library, and one for the graph library. The advantages of this
> new situation is that:
> - one can use libgnomedb without the graph library if it's not needed,
> and thus reduces the dependencies and memory consumption
> - building and istalling the graph library is optional, and done only
> is the GnomeCanvas library is found.
> The question I'm asking is if the "core" libgnomedb library should be
> split into two parts as well: one for the data bound widgets (form,
> grid, etc) and one for the "administrative" widgets such as the
> widgets to handle DSNs, or to show the contents of a dictionary. This
> would allow to further reduce memory consumption for applications
> which only require data bound widgets. What do you think?

I think that's probably a good idea, though it depends partly on how big
the individual libraries would be. For applications that use all 3
libraries, this would actually increase their memory use and load time,
due to the increased dynamic loading of symbols.

At the least, I'd like to see these things grouped in the documentation.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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