[lokisetup] [PATCH] more control over static/dynamic linking

Stephane Peter megastep at megastep.org
Thu Dec 16 19:48:57 EST 2004

On Dec 16, 2004, at 2:46 PM, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> Stephane Peter wrote:
>> OK, well since we did have code making use of GPM, I just fixed the
>> detection so that it may be used. After all it is quite a useful
>> feature of the dialog code that is there, and I see no compelling
>> reason to remove it.
> It adds a dependency on libgpm. I suppose the ncurses version is
> more often used over ssh rather than native linux console so there
> probably isn't any benefit.

Well it's a dependency on a small static library. Nothing much to worry 
about, and when you are a console with mouse support, it is nice to 

> And while we are at it here is another patch for non-static libz.
> Would probably cause unexpected effects if it's linked statically
> and drawn in dynamically at the same time.

Well I do care quite a lot about unexpected side effects. ;-) Your last 
patch completely broke the static linking of GTK on non-Linux 
platforms, which I critically needed for my own projects. I have fixed 
this now, but it's still very delicate to alter the linking system 
without breaking something.

Stéphane Peter
megastep at megastep.org

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