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

Magnus Bergman magnus.bergman at observer.net
Tue Apr 20 05:36:00 CEST 2004

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 16:16:24 +0200
Benjamin Otte <in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de> wrote:

> 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.

Just one quick question: what is the downside of directly linking each
plugin to every library it uses?

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