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Re: GNU Libtool 2.2.7b released (2.2.8 release candidate).

From: Alon Bar-Lev
Subject: Re: GNU Libtool 2.2.7b released (2.2.8 release candidate).
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 00:56:54 +0300

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Ralf Wildenhues
<address@hidden> wrote:
> * Alon Bar-Lev wrote on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 11:13:50AM CEST:
>> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> > * Alon Bar-Lev wrote on Sat, May 22, 2010 at 09:44:46AM CEST:
>> >> If I read your response correctly, all is needed is to set:
>> >> lt_cv_deplibs_check_method="pass_all"
>> >> For mingw hosts.
>> >>
>> >> But I am no expert in libtool, and it is a complex set of macros.
>> >> All I know that in the final result libtool script setting:
>> >> deplibs_check_method="pass_all"
>> >>
>> >> Makes it work.
>> >
>> > But breaks other things on this system.
>> Can you please outline [logically] a solution for achieving this
>> without breaking other things?
>> If you give me a hint I can check it out and produce another solution.
> Not easy, because I haven't analyzed the issues that show up when
> setting pass_all.  I know it breaks a few testsuite tests (and I fear
> it breaks more things that we don't test in our testsuite), but it's
> been a while and I haven't been taking good notes back then.  It might
> be that some of the libtool logic is flawed wrt. the w32 semantics.

Will  windows be supported or not?
I've gone a long way in order to convince people of using
autoconf/automake/libtool also to create windows binaries. It is great
to have single build system for all platforms... And now that we have
the mingw-w64 project which revived mingw development it should be
However, the lack of proper windows support in libtool is a major obstacle.

>> Linking between DLL and static library is valid in this platform.
> There were some arguing that it shouldn't be done out of
> consistency/portability reasons: users could come to expect that this
> would be possible everywhere.  I'm not sure where I stand here;
> certainly, the testsuite failures encountered provide the more stringent
> argument.

PIC static linking with shared objects is also portable...


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