[gst-devel] Gstreamer WIN32 status

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at apestaart.org
Mon Apr 10 00:45:12 CEST 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 09:29 +0200, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> Sébastien Moutte wrote:
> > HI Gstreamer !!
> > 
> > It's time to report the WIN32 status of gstreamer packages. Now a lot of 
> > plugins build successfully with MSVC 6.0 and the ones i have tested work 
> > really good :)
> Why not support MSVC2005 (instead) ? That's the only free one and 
> performs much better.

What does "that's the only free one" mean ? None of the Microsoft
compilers are free in the real sense of the word.

Also, as far as we know, the only way you can distribute binaries and
not conflict with the LGPL (our license) is to use MSVC 6.0, because its
MSVCRT.dll is shipped with the operating system.  For MSVC 7.0, the
updated C runtime is part of the Visual Studio install, and hence people
don't treat it as a system library.

Assuming MSVC2005 is MSVC 8.0 (correct me if I'm wrong), it's the same


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