Why no static GLIB/GLIB2 libraries?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Jan 1 14:02:00 GMT 2006


I just figured that neither in the runtime, nor in the devel package of
GLIB and GLIB2 are any traces of static libraries.

Is there any good reson for that?

I'm asking since I'm going to prepare a package which would better be
linked statically to GLIB2.  While I have no problems to link the
package dynamically against GLIB2, it would serve its purposes better if
it could get rid of any package dependency besides cygwin itself.

So, would it be possible to get updated GLIB/GLIB2 packages which
additionally contain static libs?  There's precedent for that in lots of
Linux distros ;-)

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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