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Re: A plan to get rid of unnecessary package dependencies

[Loïc Minier]
>  Can't we just tell people to not use *.la files for static linking?

The problem is that .la files provide a way to pull in all the
dependent libraries for static linking, and unless you also ship .pc
files, there is no other automated way to do this.  Some people
apparently care about this capability, which is why we can't just
delete _all_ .la files _now_.

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