[zeromq-dev] Foreign library dependencies

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Sat Feb 4 12:05:12 CET 2012

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl> wrote:

> I'll just note that, as a packager, we really dislike bundled
> dependencies...

Indeed. Any bundled dependency is a Bad Idea for packaging reasons,
and because we create risk that we can't properly manage.

Happily it's now easier than ever to rip stuff out that we don't like.
0MQ used to have a bizarre dependency on an XML parser, and it took
quite a lot of discussion to remove that.

I'm going to modify the contribution guidelines to warn against
creating bundled dependencies.


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