Re: Lots of libraries ...

On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 14:25 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 13:47 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > > I'd rather have libgdk-pixbuf be definitely split out from GTK+ (and
> > > fixed with the API breaking fury of an angry god of old while we're at
> > > it) instead - which would collide with the whole idea of having fewer
> > > libraries but at least would make it possible to have parallel graphical
> > > libraries not depend on (and page in) GTK+ itself.
> > 
> > I've heard ideas about turning GdkPixbuf into an image loader for Cairo,
> > rather than the current GdkPixbuf struct, which does waste quite a lot
> > of memory (try loading a few jpeg 2000 files...)
> I'd rather have (as Clutter maintainer) a library that allows me to
> submit a memory area to do the decoding in, so that, for instance,
> Clutter could use a Pixel Buffer Object and avoid a copy.
> but my point was more: there are valid use cases for libraries to depend
> on a common image loading and conversion library (such as gdk-pixbuf)
> and if we statically link it in gtk+ it means that those libraries will
> have to link against gtk+ itself - when that might very well not be
> desirable.

librsvg also desires that libgdk-pixbuf (especially its image loader
part) is separated from GTK+.

Hiroyuki Ikezoe

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