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Re: [RFC] disable static libraries?
On 3/15/2012 11:55 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:30:45PM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> libtool, while very commonly used, is the only major build system which
>> creates both shared and static versions of every library by default.
>> With the notable exceptions of libiconv and gettext, which are used in
>> winsup/utils, most of the time the only purpose static libraries serve
>> is to lengthen build times and enlarge -devel packages.
>> So my question is, do you think about adding --disable-static to the
>> default configure flags in cygport, or is this better left to individual
>> maintainers to (be encouraged to?) do this themselves?
> I think it sounds like it's a good idea to make it the default.
I agree, as long as it can be disabled (for instance, mingw-zlib,
mingw-bzip2, etc, which are used by setup.exe and should provide static