[gst-devel] Re: [Matroska-devel] Why porting Gstreamer to Windows would hurt Redmond .....

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Fri Apr 16 07:17:03 CEST 2004

Quoting Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas at apestaart.org>:

> And on that note - could you please let us know what else is causing
> problems on Windows now that the debugging problem has been resolved
> correctly (to the best of my knowledge, since I cannot test on Windows)
> ?
According to David, Windows doesn't allow DLLs with undefined symbols. This 
means that our current linking mechanism (not linking to the core lib and 
loading dependencies via gst_plugin_load) just doesn't work in Windows.

AFAICS, the only way to solve that would be a redesign of the plugin linking, 
loading and initialization mechanism that would most likely not be 
implementable with API compat without major headaches.


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