libraries and the build system

Andreas andreas at
Wed Nov 17 13:39:01 GMT 2004

On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 11:53:42PM +1100, tridge at wrote:
> Jelmer,
> Please don't go crazy with shared library features. There are many
> cool things that can be done with shared libs, but they come at a
> cost.

So do static libraries. What if there is a problem with the library
which requires rebuilding all applications which used it statically?
Is everybody prepared to rebuild KDE and GNOME components? They use
libsmbclient (shared) today.

If that's not what this is about, sorry, just ignore this email.

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