glib dependancy in KDE3.x

Alexander Kellett lypanov at
Fri Mar 7 16:37:59 GMT 2003

On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 09:58:39AM -0500, Owen Taylor wrote:
> How big is GLib?
>  I've seen people here use the word "tiny" to refer to GLib.
>  To avoid unpleasant surprises ... no it isn't tiny. Compiled
>  libglib is ~400k and libgobject (if used) about ~200k more.
>  But if you aren't using, say, the Unicode normalization tables,
>  they should stay on disk. 

tiny was a reference to:
447286 Feb 20 15:57 /usr/kde/3.1/lib/
1911344 Feb 20 15:57 /usr/kde/3.1/lib/
3265153 Feb 20 15:57 /usr/kde/3.1/lib/
7875313 Feb 11 20:30 /usr/qt/3/lib/


491624 Feb 20 11:19 /usr/lib/

therefore, a max of 4% of the total required libs.
and in any case, this has a very small impact on
startup time as its c, and will very likely be in
memory on most desktops anyway.


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