new libxml2 / libxslt packages?
Fri Jan 24 20:15:00 GMT 2003
On Sat, 2003-01-25 at 00:11, Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I was wondering whether there were plans to release new versions of
> > libxml2 and libxslt. The versions that are part of Cygnus now are all
> > rather old (by almost a year in the case of libxslt).
> > ...
> I'm sure Robert's aware of this, but he's got enough to do
> without having to update these. They work quite fine at
> their current version, so I'll let him decide when it is
> appopriate to update.
I hope to do a update-and-test run shortly. Updating these packages
tends to be a little painful, or I'd do it more often :}.
> Another issue is that the python binding requires some
> reworking in 2.5.1, because it currently contains some
> relocation issues which prevent it from properly linking.
> This could also be fixed with a newer ld, which supports
> pseudo relocations.
Ah. Well, I don't use python - I'm happy to roll patches into the
builds, but have no innate interest in troubleshooting the issues. I'll
get a beta together in the near future, and let a python user fiddle :].
> On a side note, I think it might be worth noting that
> turning pthreads "on" works quite well. It passes the test
> suite and I've noticed no side-effects other then a possible
> performance increase. If and when you do get around to
> updating the packages robert, perhaps you might considier
> turning them on.
I'll be happy to. BTW: In the current versions, the threads interface
was still beta. It should be *no* faster, as all it allows is MIMD, not
MISD - that is parallel processing of multiple documents, not multiple
cpu processing of a single document.
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