glib dependency for the X Server

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Apr 3 01:41:13 PDT 2006

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 11:15:59AM +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 18:46 +1000, Russell Shaw wrote:
> > Erwin Rol wrote:
> > > What about the GNU C-library, that is LGPL. Does that make it
> > > "unacceptable" for you to use Xorg on Linux ?
> > 
> > The C lib is mostly generic functionality that can be easily
> > found from other sources and under various licences. Glib is
> > a one-off specific api, which would force the one and only
> > Glib to be required.
> Well one could always rewrite glib (or the parts that would be needed)
> if one really needs a completely closed source system which includes
> Xorg :-)

Yes, because writing our own build system worked so well.

X.Org is not an OS vendor.  We do not build toolchains.  Nor build

Every hour that we spend maintaining this sort of stuff is an hour that
could be better spent actually, y'know, working on X.
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