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On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:56:27AM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
> >I would prefer not to add more things that depend on glib2 than
> >necessary, just because rebuilding them after the fairly frequent
> >glib2 updates is a nuisance. However, things like desktop-file-utils
> >that end up being runtime deps of many other packages are a much
> >bigger issue in this regard.
> We have no experience so frequent glib2 ABI update.
> Apr 22 2011 2.28.6nb3 from gettext ABI change
> May 21 2008 2.14.3 switch to external PCRE library
> Feb 5 2006 2.8.6nb1 from gettext ABI change
Yes, but most update methods insist on recompiling desktop-file-utils
after every glib2 update(*), and then proceed to compile a few other
small packages like wesnoth and gimp.
This is fairly annoying even on a fast machine.
(*) and Joerg periodically rants about how not doing so is so unsafe
it shouldn't be allowed...
David A. Holland
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