Re: Glib 2.10 / Pango 1.? for GNOME 2.14?

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 09:13 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:

> I think a better way to rephrase Federico's question is: should
> the floating stuff be rolled back?  I think that was discussed
> and closed already.  So we have a glib release that we want to
> not use?!
> The question is really about glib now.  Pango is using some new
> stuff in latest glib, includeing g_slice, like many other modules
> do already..

Thanks to everyone for their replies.  There's indeed a bunch of
interesting stuff using the new APIs.

My remaining gripes are these:

- Has anyone confirmed that floating references are not an ABI break?
You can test this by installing Glib HEAD on top of a GNOME 2.12
installation, and seeing if anything breaks.

- (In reply to Kjartan): There is no way to disable GSlice to make it
just use malloc() for the requested blocks.  This prevents us from using
valgrind to find leaks and memory corruption.  This is also a
regression, since this debugging functionality was available with

Fixing the GSlice issue is an afternoon's work.  Here is a detailed
description of the work that is needed:

(see also Matthias's and Tim's replies).  Any takers?


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