Re: FYI: intent to NMU to fix SDL + static X extension library problem
Branden Robinson <email@example.com> writes:
> 1) Some of the X extension libraries (namely libXxf86dga, libXxf86vm,
> and libXv) are available only as static libraries. This is because
> XFree86 wants these libraries available only in static form, and our
> practice of shipping them this way is compliant with a Debian policy
> proposal ratified in August.
Why should libXxf86dga, libXxf86vm and libXv built statically only?
I did a quick search and could not come up with any reason.
AFAIK, at least Suse (xshared-4.0.3-35) and Mandrake
(XFree86-libs-4.0.3-11mdk) ship these dynamically.
What's the rationale?