[gst-devel] Gstreamer WIN32 status

Sébastien Moutte sebastien at moutte.net
Mon Apr 10 01:28:05 CEST 2006

Steve Lhomme a écrit :
> Sébastien Moutte wrote:
>> Steve Lhomme a écrit :
>>> 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.
>> Yep, sure it is really better than VC6.0 or VC7.1 and I will add 
>> project files for it too, but the problem is we can't build binaries 
>> packages with it as it links on msvcr80.dll which is not LGPL compliant. 
> That's the first time I hear something like that. LGPL can use closed 
> source libraries AFAIK. It's not part of your code. And your code 
> doesn't depend on it. Only a version of the binary does, but it's not 
> mandatory (as in derivative work).
>> Moreover, most of the binary packages of the gstreamer's dependencies 
>> are distributed linked on msvcrt.dll (6.0) then peoples who will want 
>> to work with MSVC2005 will have to build all dependencies before ...
> I don't think so. It's not because a library you use depend on X that 
> your library has to depend on library X instead of Y. You could build 
> a plugin that uses msvcrt90.dll or toto.dll and still leave the rest 
> of GStreamer, glib, etc intact.
That's not always true ! You can't share resources across the msvcrt.dll 
and msvcr80.dll boundary.

> Steve
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