[Libreoffice] Platform-specific DLL suffix usefulness

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Sun May 22 10:36:27 PDT 2011

Hi Francois,

On Sun, 22 May 2011 18:45:53 +0200
Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org> wrote:

> I'm sure there was a good reason to use it in 1988. Or maybe not, I
> can't possibly pretend to know.
Probably not. I'd rather guess it was a workaround to a problem that
would have deserved a proper solution back then.

> What I would like to know is if there's still a reason to use this
> suffix in 2011.
Unfortunately, yes: compatibility for C++ extensions -- at least for
the lower level libs that provide most of the UNO infrastructure.
> It would tremendously simplify packaging to use the same file names
> on all platforms.
Thats why it is already on
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/LibreOffice4, and why I
tried to make it easy to switch of the "creative" naming in the new
build system at once. Which leads us to the next point: Doing the
switch while we still have two build systems is not a good idea.




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