[Gtk-sharp-list] [Patch, etc] minimal pkgconfig support

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
27 Mar 2003 11:24:59 -0500


> We need to rethink the granularity a bit.  Anyone else have any opinions
> on this?  Are we breaking ground and setting precedents here that the
> rest of the mono project should be consulted about?  Since pkg-config is
> primarily targetted at C projects, maybe we need to be considering
> cooking a different solution that works better for the C# realm?

I agree.  We have to think this.

The version/probing information from pkg-config is useful to have, I
have no problems with that.

But the paths for the libraries are not likely going to be very useful,
neither the list of libraries (in a previous patch that I broke, we were
pulling all the libraries that we depended on).

In the C world, pulling Gtk as  library requires plenty of switches for
the compilation and the linking steps.  I do not believe this is the
case for Gtk#