[Matroska-devel] Re: [Matroska-cvs] [matroska] r953 - trunk/libebml/make/mingw32

Steve Lhomme steve.lhomme at free.fr
Fri Nov 19 13:57:11 CET 2004

Moritz Bunkus a écrit :
> Hey,
>>As you compile on Linux, you might just set this variable when you 
>>compile libebml and libmatroska. Because it's not safe for anyone to 
>>compile the libraries only to realise later they have to uncheck 
>>something in the Makefile so that it works. Otherwise you should update 
>>the comment too.
> The Makefile for libmatroska was broken the whole time anyway, because
> it had 'EBML_DLL = yes' since... forever now. Now it is at least
> conclusive. I'll modify the comments in the Makefiles about the DLLs
> only working with mingw compiled programs. (BTW: Isn't this true for the
> static libs as well? I guess that g++ and MSVC use different name
> mangling syntaxes, so this should be a general warning...)

Yes, but when you find a DLL you might think you can use it with any 
other Windows program. When you find a .a or .so file you know it won't 
work with your MS compiler...

>>I don't encourage the use of a DLL version because it's only compatible 
>>with MinGW32 programs.
> And this is in the MinGW32 Makefile, not a general decision for Windows
> :) So if someone actually uses it (it = this Makefile) then she should
> be aware that there may be problems.
>>That's not the way people are used to work on Windows.
> True, but like I said, no one else uses this Makefile anyway. And I just
> want some more comfort :)

Well, your logic implies noone will ever use it anyway.

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