mike at cchtml.com
Fri Feb 20 15:30:02 UTC 2009
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: static libraries
From: Alexey Pushkin <alexey.pushkin at mererand.com>
To: fedora-mingw at lists.fedoraproject.org
Date: 02/20/2009 09:13 AM
> Static linking makes a lot of sense with mingw.
Yes, but it should be optional. You should fix your Makefiles to pull
the *.dll files you need from the mingw package and ship them if you are
sure your target users don't have them. At least that's what I'm doing.
> BTW: Although static linking is rarely used in Linux,
> all *-devel Linux packages still have static versions of libraries...
Not all... Fedora has been aggressively moving away from static
libraries and have even stopped shipping *.a files in *-devel packages.
krb5-devel for example.
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