glib dependency for the X Server

Brent Cook busterbcook at
Mon Apr 3 04:53:32 PDT 2006

On Monday 03 April 2006 02:08, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> Eric Anholt wrote:
> > So, I intend to make the X Server link to glib, and use data structures
> > from there.  While glib is a new dependency, it's not *that* large (<
> > 380k on my amd64), it's LGPL (so it doesn't affect the ability to ship
> > closed X Servers), and probably everybody has it installed already.
> No, LGPL is not the same as the X/MIT or BSD license. It has more
> constraints.
> O.Org has firmly stated in the past that it would keep its code under
> the X/MIT license, so this is unacceptable.

You could look at Roy, which is under the X/MIT license and provides a lot of 
glib's functionality (lists, hashes, memory allocator, threading, etc.)

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