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Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:24:06 -0500
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: Best place to discuss other lightweight libraries?

On 04/22/2013 11:40:37 AM, LM wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Luca Barbato <>  
> wrote:
> > > - Dependency on any library with the above problems. :-)
> >
> > And that kills everybody using glib? *runs and hides*
> >
> I guess that's one of the reasons I'm trying to eliminate glib from my
> system and thus, at the moment, trying to find a gettext alternative  
> that
> doesn't need it.
> Was reading about the Citrus Project ( )
> creating a BSD licensed gettext.  Having trouble digging up latest  
> source
> code for it though.  I also ran across Apache's version of iconv (
> ) but didn't see anything for  
> gettext
> mentioned at the site.

I use which doesn't fix the problem,  
but does avoid it for my use cases. An actual desktop should be  
internationalizable, though.

> As time allows, I'm reworking sdcv which uses glib so that it doesn't  
> need
> it.  Then, all I need to do is find some useable replacements for  
> SciTE and
> Sylpheed and I think I will have eliminated any major needs for glib  
> in the
> Open Source applications and libraries I prefer.

Many moons ago I started a thread on here (or was it on freenode?)  
asking about lightweight alternatives to stuff and the need for a wiki  
page tracking them.

I believe that at the time, the musl wiki was insufficiently  
combobulated, but it has since been fixed. The page is old is stale and never really  
had good coverage, is sort of adjacent to  
the topic. If we do come up with anything, can we put it on a wiki page?


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