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Re: Should we drop XP?

On 04/01/2015 12:47 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
On ons, 2015-04-01 at 09:46 +0200, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro wrote:
well one of the reasons is that we are patching downstream in this
ways (it can be fixed though)

and afaik fan or lrn had some ideas to improve some parts of the code
once xp is dropped

Sounds like its time to drop it then!

I know this is *slightly* off topic, but can we consider dropping GSlice too? Last I asked around it sounded like it was required on Windows for older systems that had an atrocious malloc implementation.

On a modern GNU/Linux, glibc's malloc uses both less memory than GSlice and is significantly faster (and doesn't screw up gdb). I did a bunch of benchmarks[1] on this last year at the Berlin hackfest.

I'd love to hear from the GStreamer folks on all of this anyway, since I believe they are likely the heaviest user of GLib+win32.

-- Christian

[1] https://github.com/chergert/alloctest
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