This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: cyg/lib DLL naming

On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:44:31PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jun 16 14:30, Peciva Jan wrote:
> >> > As AGO pointed out, searching for libfreetype.dll is non-portable,
> >> > dangerous, and silly.
> >> [...]
> >> If I skip all offensive words, I have to thank you for the discussion.
> >
> >Oh my, Igor, why are you so offensive all the time?  May a hippo fall
> >on you(*)!
> For the record, I think the offensive words were along the lines of:
> OP>You are missing the point.
> Igor>No, I think you are missing the point.

Were they?  There's another interpretation, too:

"If I skip all offensive words /that come to mind/, I have to..."

> Igor, go wash your mouth out with soap!

Now, what do web services have to do with this discussion?

> This thread was the classic example of "I'm trying to port my
> application.  Please change the cygwin distribution to make that
> possible."

Heh, why isn't this phrasing in the FAQ?  With a short answer of "No." :-)

Note that this isn't even a porting question -- the application is just
buggy since it looks for a hard-coded DLL name to load dynamically.  The
application itself isn't even a Cygwin application.  Yikes.

> It reminds me of a commercial we have in this area where someone is
> trying to sell their house so they ask the police to temporarily reroute
> the interstate highway by the house so they get maximum visibility.

Well, they *could* require the user to temporarily uninstall Cygwin...
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

"The Sun will pass between the Earth and the Moon tonight for a total
Lunar eclipse..." -- WCBS Radio Newsbrief, Oct 27 2004, 12:01 pm EDT

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]