[SailfishDevel] libicu

Tone Kastlunger users.giulietta at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 07:16:12 UTC 2017


One would question at this point, whats the benefit of this library if
such  complex scenario needs to be considered
each time you need to use it :)

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Pekka Vuorela <pekka.vuorela at jolla.com>
wrote:

> On Thu, 2017-12-21 at 21:33 +0200, rinigus wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > when using non-Qt libraries, its sometimes required to link to libicu
> > with its friends. When distributing applications linking to it, you
> > end up with 25MB of library data that is also provided in the system.
> > On my device, there are three apps using it (2 mine). With many
> > complaining about Sony X root partition size, I wonder how standard
> > this library is in SFOS installations. I would expect its always
> > there. If it is standard, shouldn't we get it into permitted libs
> > list for Jolla Harbour?
>
> Sorry, but not that simple:
> http://userguide.icu-project.org/design#TOC-ICU-Binary-Compatibility:-U
> sing-ICU-as-an-Operating-System-Level-Library
>
> I've long hoped for getting icu updated too (which isn't too simple
> either). Guess there could be hope in having some day support with the
> rules set in above link, we already do build with --disable-renaming.
>
> In the meanwhile, it's also possible to strip away a lot of data from
> icu builds:
> http://userguide.icu-project.org/icudata#TOC-Customizing-ICU-s-Data-Lib
> rary
>
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