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. -Rob GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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