[zeromq-dev] Foreign library dependencies

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Sat Feb 4 11:27:46 CET 2012

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 03:32, Martin Lucina <martin at lucina.net> wrote:
> A major part of software development (IMHO) is knowing what to keep "out"
> just as much as what to put "in". Keeping the libzmq core lean & mean
> follows this principle.

I'll just note that, as a packager, we really dislike bundled
dependencies. If anything, please provide an alternative to build with
the system version of any packaged dependency (like we now have for
openpgm, partly due to my prodding).

I'd tend to agree with Martin L. that depending on an external package
should be a very careful trade-off where the following things should
be considered:

1. Perceived benefit of the new dependency
2. Size of the new dependency
3. Popularity of the new dependency
4. Upstream maintenance situation for the new dependency



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