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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/11] Add hard build dependency on glib

From: Stefan Hajnoczi
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 01/11] Add hard build dependency on glib
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:22:10 +0000

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Roy Tam <address@hidden> wrote:
> I think I have to change my words. Glib works in win32, but adding
> Glib to QEMU will bloat the binary size. It adds more dependency on
> building and the result binary. I wonder if it is a must to add it.

If we stick to re-implementing cross-platform wrappers then Windows
support will always lag behind POSIX and developers will spend effort
working around platform quirks rather than improving QEMU.  Very few
QEMU developers build on Windows, for example Paolo's latest Windows
iothread support patches were tested under Wine.

Will introducing glib add a dependency and at worst some temporary
breakage?  Yes, there's a risk.  But longer term this is great news
for Windows because it gives it a chance of actually working on a
level close to *nix.


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