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

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Tue Apr 20 10:15:07 CEST 2004

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Magnus Bergman wrote:

> Just one quick question: what is the downside of directly linking each
> plugin to every library it uses?
The reason it was not done before (but will soon, thank Windows for
convincing David ;)) was that it was possible to recover from loading
plugins that were linked against a different version of GStreamer. If the
plugins are linked against their lib, the lib gets pulled into the
namespace once you dlopen the plugin. Which makes you end up with 2
different libgstreamer's in your global namespace.


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