On Monday, 12 February 2018 19:47:00 CET Ján Tomko wrote: > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 02:38:02PM +0100, Pino Toscano wrote: > >On Tuesday, 7 November 2017 14:05:25 CET Martin Kletzander wrote: > >> - Jansson  - I really like this one. The API seems very intuitive, > >> it has nice documentation  in readthedocs (and I'm > >> not talking about the visual style, but how easy is to > >> find information), it can be used for formatting JSON > >> in a similar way we are doing it. It has json_auto_t > >> (optional) type that uses the attribute cleanup for > >> automatic scope dereference (just in case we want to > >> use it), it has iterators... did I tell you I like this > >> one a lot? > >> > >> What do you (others) think of switching the JSON library? Do you know > >> about any other projects that could be used considering license, > >> platform support, etc.? Also feel free to fix any mistakes I might have > >> posted. I double-checked it, but you know, "trust, but verify". > > > >FYI: libguestfs just switched to Jansson , so any version starting > >from 1.39.1 will use it instead of Yajl. In case of libguestfs, yajl > >was used directly, without wrappers of any sort, and the switch was > >straightforward. > > > > > >https://github.com/libguestfs/libguestfs/commit/bd1c5c9f4dcf38458099db8a0bf4659a07ef055d > > > > I do have a working virjson.c implementation in my local git waiting to be > polished and sent. The issues with libvirt were: > * virjson.c storing numbers as a string > * backwards compatibility (AFAIK we want to support building on > RHEL/CentOS 6, which did not have recent enough jansson - for the > _foreach macros, at least 2.5 is needed) > If we really need to maintain two implementations side-by-side, > one of them should have an expiration date.
RHEL/CentOS 6 do not seem to have jansson -- it's in EPEL, and its version there is 2.9. RHEL/CentOS 7 have jansson 2.10. > I don't see any version check in that libguestfs commit, what are the > compatibility requirements there? I though the APIs we used were old enough, but apparently not for an old distro I still had around (Mageia 5, EOL). I just bumped the minimum requirement in libguestfs to 2.7, which is old enough, and IMHO good enough as baseline; see https://repology.org/metapackage/jansson/versions -- Pino Toscano
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