Re: Glib resource framework

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 3:02 AM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt metux de> wrote:
> ACK, that would be the quickest and easiest solution.
> And I have a very strange feeling with changing ldd's lookup
> semantics, beginning with serious security considerations.
> But: if the application bundle should be entirely self-contained,
> why using dynamic linking (of non-system-libaries) at all ?

the GTK stack in particular cannot be statically linked (certainly not
without considerable effort).

> Actually, I'm entirely not convinces of the concept of self-
> contained applications at all. Sooner or later they will have to
> integrate/communicate with some other application (eg. beginning
> with tiny things like adding some menu entry or icon), and this
> will require some top-down coordination. And that's exactly the
> point where distributions come in.

no, this is where defined APIs like the ones from freedesktop come in.

or, by illustration with OS X, where the specification of the
Info.plist file comes in.

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