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On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:09:00PM +0100, Ashish Shrestha wrote:
> I am trying to refresh my C and plan to learn glib. Had a quick look
> at lgob. I understand glib and GObject is part of GTK but do not
> include the widgets themselves. Ideally would like to have a wrapper
> around libpurple without having to depend on any X or rest of GTK for
> running on servers in a headless environment.

GObject is the core object system used by GLib and GTK+.
GLib is a set of core libraries for use by applications (things like hash tables, main loops, file parsers, etc).
GTK+ is a widget toolkit (which uses GLib).

libpurple depends on GLib not GTK+ and as such has no dependency on X
(which is why the console libpurple client finch can exist).

> Ashish

I'd be more than happy to continue any discussions in this direction but
they should probably take place somewhere other than lua-l.