Fw: Re: Filesystem change notifications

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il
Thu Nov 14 11:12:36 CST 2002

Havoc Pennington wrote:

>GNUCash has something like 40 dependencies including a lot of very
>unstable/unfinished APIs. FAM is 1 dependency and while it sucks, it
>doesn't change very often (or at all that I know of).
FAM is one. Freetype is one. CUPS is one. OpenGL (mesa) is also one. 
They do add up, however.

It's not that I am for adding everything inline. That's not a good idea. 
Also, I think a Windows compatibility layer can be forgiven for having 
more dependancies than a personal finance program. This holds especially 
true if non-core windows functionality is only available if the external 
library is available at runtime (i.e. - no fribidi install - no Hebrew 
support in Wine. No CUPS installed - no printing available etc.). I'm 
not sure this holds true to something which is a core Windows function.


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