Re: Glib: a Win32 discussion

2011/4/6 Kean Johnston <kean johnston gmail com>:
> Everyone,
> WARNING: long, detailed message. If you don't care about Win32, move on.

Other annoying Windows issues specific to glib:

1. GOption fails hard for filenames which are in a language different
than your Windows. E.g. Chinese or Russian filenames on English
Windows. The arguments passed to main() contain "?" in place of the
Chinese / Russian characters and that's just not enough information to
correctly identify the file. More detail in the bug:

2. GApplication. Mentioned in the mail. This functionality is
traditionally implemented using named mutexes and shared memory.

3. GSettings using the registry. This means portable apps (in the
sense of apps that you can carry with you on an USB stick: cannot use it, because they have to store
the settings somewhere on the USB stick, not in the registry. It
should be possible to use dconf on Windows.

Regards, Krzysztof

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