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Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:31:10 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Best place to discuss other lightweight libraries?

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 06:24:06PM -0500, Rob Landley wrote:
> 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?

That would be a perfectly acceptable topic for the wiki.


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