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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)
https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages/blob/master/mingw-w64-glib2/0027-no_sys_if_nametoindex.patch


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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