r22869 - gnucash/trunk/packaging/win32 - Win32 build: Can we get along without libgsf-gnome?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Apr 5 12:15:37 EDT 2013

John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:

> On Apr 4, 2013, at 9:58 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
>> John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:
>>> Probably not. You can get a win32 binary at
>>> http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-5.0.4-windows.zip
>> Even better, the 'tar' we have on the builder doesn't support -J either.
>> How frustrating!  Why did gnome do this?  Or do they just not care about
>> Windows anymore?  Yet another reason to punt Gnome/Gtk.  Blah!
> They did it because xz makes smaller archives than bz2, and they store a *lot* of archives.
> As for tar support, why does that matter? `foocat file.tar.fooz | tar xf -` works for all.

Fair enough..  But it would require pulling down xzcat early in the
build script, and integrating that into the build as another way to
unpackage.  Much more work than just reverting to the last .bz2 tarball

> Regards,
> John Ralls


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