[cairo] gobject boxed types
cbradney at zip.com.au
Sun Sep 14 00:44:24 PDT 2008
On Sunday 14 September 2008 09:33:41 Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
> Am 13.09.08, 13:38 -0400 schrieb Colin Walters:
> > On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Vladimir Vukicevic <vladimir at pobox.com>
> > > Hmm.. my biggest problem with this is that it's essentially putting a
> > > language binding into Cairo -- a binding to the glib type system. No
> > > other language binding is present inside Cairo. However, I do
> > > understand that there are a lot of glib-using projects for which this
> > > would be beneficial. Why not put this in an entirely separate (and
> > > simple) cairo-glib library?
> > Right; we can do that, the reason I wanted to try this first though is
> > because the cairo-glib library would right now be entirely composed of
> > six 4 line functions to register types.
> Making each application, using Cairo, practical dependent to Glib, appears
> not nice for non Gtk applications. A Cairo package would nearly always
> depend on glib, which makes things like the before mentioned independence
> and upgrading more complicated.
> I'd agree, as a non core function this seems better exposed in a higher
> kind regards
> Kai-Uwe Behrmann
100% agree - please keep direct glib dependencies out of the main cairo
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