On 10/12/2010 01:58 PM, Erik van Pienbroek wrote:
[snip, also changed the subject]
Another thing GTK upstream has done in their Win32 binaries is using
win-iconv instead of GNU iconv. I just put up a review request for
mingw32-win-iconv at . Could somebody please review that package?
Does everybody agree to these changes?
Thanks for working on this, Erik.
Fedora 15 is almost out of the door and if we want to switch over to
win_iconv, it might be a good time to do it now in rawhide (F16).
win_iconv is a little project that implements the iconv API on top of
the WIN32 API, making the DLL footprint much smaller than with GNU
iconv. Several projects that I know of are already using win_iconv:
- glib bundles a copy of win_iconv internally
- official GNOME and KDE Windows builds are built with the
win_iconv library instead of GNU iconv
- openSUSE MinGW project appears to have switched over to win_iconv
Amorilia has unofficially reviewed the package -- he's not an official
packager yet, but given how thorough the review was, he'd make a good one.
I am slightly worried about regressions over the GNU iconv, but I guess
we'll see. In any case, the small binary sounds very appealing.
Does anyone have opinions whether we should go on with retiring GNU
iconv and switching over to win_iconv?