Libraries in trunk

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Fri Jan 26 19:37:09 CET 2007

Hash: RIPEMD160

Jani Monoses wrote:
>> Regarding fewer packages for users, I don't think it's an issue: most
>> people should be using a package manager that deals with the
>> dependencies for them, or our GUI installer.
> Right. The issue would be more .so files to link against which affects 
> startup time even if only slightly. This is the reason for noticeable 
> startup time differences when apps which allow it are built with 
> libgnome or plain gtk, although that case is extreme the extra DSOs 
> being around 25 in the libgnome case. In case of lower specced handhelds
> even a few extra libs can make a difference. Mostly theoretical but to 
> be kept in mind if all else is equal.

This isn't what we're talking about, though.  We're just talking about
packaging libutil, libgui, and libnetk in the same tarball.  They'd
still be separate libraries.

For startup time issues, I'd suggest people use prelinking.  Run it as a
cron job in 'update only' mode every night or weekend or something.


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