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    GLib on Embedded Linux


    Is GLib suitable for embedded linux?
    If so can glib be cross-compiled successfully?
    If not what other options are available?

    Thank you,
    Prakash

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    Yes.
    Yes.
    Why?

    I use it in my embedded Linux applications. Why are you concerned?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Thanks for your response.

    I know there is uClibc for glibc.
    But I believe that there is no similar embedded version for glib.
    In the book tiled "EMBEDDED LINUX SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT" there is a para saying
    Normally, something like glib or the gnu utilities would not be for
    embedded systems.
    That's why I got little confused.
    The other thing that I'm concerned is the memory foot print of glib on embedded Linux.
    I am going to use only a small portion of the glib by static linking.

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    It really depends upon how much memory your system has. Systems that are very memory constrained will demand a minimalist approach to such components. However, given that many have 64MB or more RAM and 32bit processors, this is not so much a problem.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Ok. I'll give glib a try.
    Thanks again for your time!

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