exo & dependencies

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at gmail.com
Mon May 3 11:44:11 CEST 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM, Nick Schermer <nickschermer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> (*) which for me is pure nonsense since the main benefit of using
>> libglade or gtkbuilder is to be able to change the UI without
>> recompiling, which is not possible with the way we do, ie include the
>> UI description in the executable.
> It does however ensures the glade markup is always available and it is
> somewhat faster (because exo-csource does xml stripping). You are
> (obviously) not forced to do this and load the config from a file, I

True, I was clearly overseeing the benefit of not hardcoding the UI.
Still, I do believe it's too bad to include the XML in the binary.

> do this in Terminal to keep the binary size smaller. For components
> that are started once, I'd personally prefer the 'safe' way and
> include the xml.

Well, I'd say quite the contrary, the overhead of loading the XML is
much smaller on components started once than those started several


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