[Mono-dev] unifying eglib implementations in bluez & mono

Michael Jerris mike at jerris.com
Wed Aug 12 22:10:36 EDT 2009

The eglib in the bluz project is not compatible with the licensing.   
Eglib is intentionally MIT/x11 licence for no restrictions.

On Aug 12, 2009, at 9:59 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier.adi at gmail.com>  

> a recent google for a stripped down/embedded version of glib lead me
> to two projects which seem to have been developed independently but
> for the same exact purpose.  the bluez code has:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=bluetooth/eglib.git;a=summary
> while the mono code has:
> http://anonsvn.mono-project.com/viewvc/trunk/mono/eglib/
> going by some of the info on the web, the bluez project doesnt really
> have interest / manpower to keep the eglib code running (even though
> there are users interested in keeping the functionality).  on the mono
> side though, it appears the code is actively maintained and kept up to
> date.  perhaps the functionality of the bluez version should be
> reviewed and pushed to the mono one and then ultimately shutdown ?
> after all, checking out and using just the eglibc code from mono seems
> to be trivial.
> on the mono side, is there interest in adding things that mono itself
> may not use ?  for example, creating a small shim from the gthread api
> to the pthread api looks fairly trivial ...
> typedef pthread_t GThread;
> static inline GThread *g_thread_create(GThreadFunc func, gpointer
> data, gboolean joinable, GError **error)
> {
>    GThread *ret = g_malloc(sizeof(*ret));
>    g_assert(joinable == TRUE);
>    pthread_create(ret, NULL, func, data);
>    return ret;
> }
> #define g_thread_exit(ret) pthread_exit(ret)
> #define g_thread_self() pthread_self()
> static inline gpointer g_thread_join(GThread *tid)
> {
>    void *ret;
>    pthread_join(*tid, &ret);
>    return ret;
> }
> same for the gmutex code:
> typedef pthread_mutex_t GMutex;
> #define g_mutex_new() g_malloc(sizeof(GMutex))
> #define g_mutex_free(mutex) g_free(mutex)
> #define g_mutex_lock(mutex) pthread_mutex_lock(mutex)
> #define g_mutex_unlock(mutex) pthread_mutex_unlock(mutex)
> -mike
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