[SailfishDevel] libicu

rinigus rinigus.git at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 15:36:13 UTC 2017

Well, in my case, I am surely not going to drop it since its used by Mapbox
and Valhalla. But making such specific-tailored libicu is not high enough
on priority either - there are so many other things to do first. So, Pekka,
I hope you'll succeed with libicu optimization that we could just link to
it and add as dependency to our applications.

Best wishes,


On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 9:16 AM, Tone Kastlunger <users.giulietta at gmail.com>

> 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
>> <http://userguide.icu-project.org/design#TOC-ICU-Binary-Compatibility:-Using-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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