Adding JSON library to libpurple dependencies

Tomasz Wasilczyk tomkiewicz.groups at
Thu Sep 27 16:11:44 EDT 2012

One little concern: which version should I require? There is 0.14 with
JSONPath support, but not available in stock repositories of older
distros (openSUSE 11.4). I suppose, we cannot include JSONPath related
source code from upstream for fallback when using with json-glib 0.12?
But: do we support old distros with 3.0.0 tree?

I made this dependency conditional - required only when compiling with
GG support [1]. Isn't it too much complication of dependency tree?



2012/9/26 Eion Robb <eion at>:
> I thoroughly recommend json-glib.  It's fairly lightweight and has a
> mostly sane API, and its inclusion in every distro I've come across
> makes it very handy for json stuffs.
> On 26 September 2012 05:04, Tomasz Wasilczyk
> <tomkiewicz.groups at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am asking here for adding any JSON support library to required
>> dependencies of libpurple 3.x, maybe JSON-GLib (licensed under LGPL).
>> Is there any chance for it? I need it for introducing new features for
>> GG protocol.
>> Another thing, we talked before on devel at, was
>> adding any http library to dependencies. We considered libsoup and
>> libcurl. I asked for it before [1], but I'm not sure, if I got
>> official answer (Ethan said, he's for it). Can I just push any of
>> these libraries to
>> Thanks,
>> Tomek
>> [1]
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