[Xorg] shared vs static libraries

Alan Coopersmith 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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