From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > Nope, glib is extremely portable. Look at it again! OK, I just scanned briefly - based on a web search which picked up the Glib reference manual. Can you point me to a URL where I can get a downloadable copy of Glib? Is support for Win32 using Microsoft Visual C++ available yet? If not, the URL is of limited use, as I won't have time in the near future to look at porting work. [This isn't meant as a facetious comment - if glib is available on Win32/MSVC, I'd find it very useful] This is probably a proof of some sort on some aspect of the PR side of things ("Gnome is Unix/X, so it isn't going to be portable...") > One of Glib's aims is portability. They're trying to extend to as many > platforms as possible because they want GNOME to extend to as many > platforms as possible. Our support helps them in other ways as well. > Portability goals are pretty common. Um. I won't comment on this, as it's going to get FAR off-topic very fast. I'll just say that GNOME-on-windows isn't my idea of portability (any more than cygwin is). > This is true. But people will make up untruths about Perl no matter > what we do. Let's make sure we're doing the right thing, no matter > what anyone else may say. The PR is the job of our spokesperson, > right? It's not untruths so much as perceptions. The ActiveState conspiracy theory turned out to be false, but I'm pretty certain that Perl lost people to Python over it. I don't know whether fighting popularity wars is important, or even relevant, but if it is, being right isn't always enough to win... Paul.