[Xorg] shared vs static libraries
Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 11 00:42:37 PDT 2004
Roland Mainz wrote:
> No, that's not possible. We would have to gurantee backwards
> compatibility to the old version (at least the commercial Unices may
> require that), either via lots of #ifdef in the code or via storing the
> old code in a seperate dir. The mess with libXaw6 vs. libXaw7 is a good
> example of this nightmare.
This commercial Unix vendor no longer ships any static libraries. If it's
not stable enough yet, we just won't ship it, shared or static.
-Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
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