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Re: Bug#509225: ITP: tevent -- talloc-based event loop library

On Sat, 2008-12-20 at 01:57 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 20.12.2008, 11:10 +1100 schrieb Robert Collins:
> > libevent + libtevent-which-wraps-libevent is better than
> > libtevent-which-duplicates-much-of-libevent. :)
> In theory, I agree. However, in this case libevents is about a factor 10
> larger in terms of source code than libtevent, and that's even without
> the wrapper that would add talloc support and the support for AIO.
> But more importantly (with my upstream hat on): we have to support a lot
> of folks that are not running fancy systems like Debian (apt FTW), and
> who have to still install everything manually. This means another
> dependency for them to install. 

There are other ways to solve that - e.g. provide a bundle of source
packages. That said, gentoo, rpm-based systems, ports-based systems,
conary, heck even cygwin support dependency chaining on installs -
surely anyone outside that collection of platforms is already manually
building their kernel and up - they are choosing that environment. Bit
of a tail-wagging-the-dog as far as I can tell without more information.


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