[MPlayer-cvslog] r34099 - in trunk/libass: ass.c ass.h ass_bitmap.c ass_bitmap.h ass_cache.c ass_cache.h ass_drawing.c ass_font.c ass_font.h ass_fontconfig.c ass_fontconfig.h ass_library.c ass_library.h ass_parse.c...

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Mon Sep 12 22:55:39 CEST 2011

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 06:45:03PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 06:23:36PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 06:12:41PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> > > Yes, at some point we should get rid of included libs.
> > > However I don't see a good cost/benefit ratio here.
> > 
> > I don't see it either, but the other way around :)
> Then say why.

In general embedding libraries is a thing of the past.  It just bloats
packages, adds maintenance burden and increases the time it takes to

Furthermore, distros will remove embedded libs anyway and link against
their own versions.  This leads to users and devs running different
configurations and experiencing different kinds of bugs.  Not good.

> The benefit to me is that I don't have to download and compile
> it separately on each of my systems, which is already a net
> time saver.

This sounds more like you should set up some scripts or whatever that
compile all those packages in one go.

> This is without calculating in the current Gentoo
> stable (and possibly others) issues and other issues users
> may encounter (like the vastly outdated sourceforge version
> that is still number 2 Google hit).

What exactly is the problem with Gentoo?  I think I can ping the
right people to get it fixed.


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