Re: gnome-socket API proposal

More packages are better. It allows you to install only what you need. Its
only a problem if you dont have a package management system.

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Derek Simkowiak wrote:

> > Good point, performance won't hurt due to a larger lib. But there are
> > major logistical problems; larger libraries are much harder to maintain
> > and make releases for. Most of the stuff in gnome-libs is _not_ actively
> > maintained because the authors just disappeared... that's why something
> > like libwww is so nice, because someone is maintaining it and there is
> > clear responsibility... and also they can make releases independent of
> > gnome-libs, and they don't have to limit the power of the library to keep
> > the size of gnome-libs reasonable.
> 	I agree with Havoc on this one.  He makes some strong points about
> maintainability.
> 	I just don't want to revert to the Gnome 1.0-style installation
> nightmare.  Keep the number of *packages* limited, regardless of how the
> libraries are maintained...
> --Derek
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