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Re: Proposed libtool patch for MinGW

From: Soren A
Subject: Re: Proposed libtool patch for MinGW
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 17:38:45 +0000 (UTC)
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Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> wrote in 

> The attached patch to FSF CVS libtool is intended to make libtool
> (mostly) behave as it does for Cygwin when executed with MinGW.  It
> consists of contributions from Elizabeth Barham, and my own efforts.
> The DLLs are installed to $(libdir)/../bin as they currently are under
> Cygwin. Any change to this scheme should be common to both Cygwin &
> MinGW unless there is a reason for behaving differently.
> This patch allows a shared library build of ImageMagick (using both C
> & C++) to successfully build and install under MinGW using the MSYS
> shell environment.  I have not tried to build libtool modules with it
> yet (should be interesting).

I just want to write "*congratulations*" on this Bob, as I am recollecting
our conversations early this year in which it was mentioned by you that
this was a goal you wished to see accomplished (and which seemed to be a
substantial way off from being do-able at that point). You really have my
respect and admiration (for whatever that's worth) for the persistance
and dedicated effort you've put into many phases of making this happen:
pointing out problems you've had with msys, working on libtool, etc.
You've set a great example of not just waiting around for somebody else
to fix things, but wading right in with spanner and hammer and soldering
iron and not giving up until you've got it all working. 

I am looking forward to building I~M~ soon on MSYS using DLLs.

One question which is totally up to you to reply to if you feel you have
time, is that I am not sure about a semantic meaning in your message. It
may reflect my still-incomplete grasp of 'libtool', but ... what
precisely do you mean by "build libtool modules with it"? What it is
that you haven't got working yet that could be working, for I~M~?? You
did mean at top, that I~M~'s modules were being built as shared libs
(DLLs) now, right? 

   Best Regards,
      Soren A

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