[Distutils] draft PEP: manylinux1

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Wed Jan 27 12:43:08 EST 2016

On Jan 27, 2016 09:00, "David Cournapeau" <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> The main argument against using centos 5 is GUI-related components, as
the old fontconfig/glib (the GTK one, not Gnu libc) are a problem. But
those are a tiny minority of what people do with python nowadays, and they
require a lot of work to get right.

This is the part that intrigued me :-). Can you elaborate at all on what
kind of problems you've encountered with fontconfig and glib?

(Well, I can guess at one piece of excitement maybe: that glib is not
really vendorable because a process can have only one main loop, and that
lives in glib these days for both gtk and Qt, so any packages doing any GUI
stuff are required to agree to use the same glib version.)

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