Re: RFC: Adding zlib dependency to libgio

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 6:23 AM, Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com> wrote:

> I know you're really interested in cross-desktop VFS support, and I
> don't disagree with having something like that. However, the fact is
> that libGIO is an important part of the Gtk development stack, that
> contains all the stuff that developers that want to write Gtk+ apps
> want.

i've written some relatively big GTK apps. i've never wanted to use
any of the facilities that GIO offers me. how is it central to GTK?
maybe to GNOME apps? i don't know - I don't target GNOME at all.

> Just like Qt contains all that Qt developers want/need.

This was one of the primary reasons I chose GTK over Qt. I'll make my
own choices about libraries for IPC, sockets, UUIDs and the like,
thank you very much. I was looking for a widget-based GUI toolkit, not
MFC ....

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