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Re: Shipping static libraries

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 10:23:28AM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
>         Hi,
>  A while ago, we discussed shipping static libraries for things such as
>  gtk.  Sadly, this dicsussion probably happened mainly on IRC, and left
>  no track on the consensus.  I don't recall exactly what we reached, but
>  I recall that we faced these main issues:
> 2/ static libraries are huge in size, especially things such as gtk
>  Point 2/ is the hardest as not only archive size is at hand, but also
>  buildd disk space (and time) needed to build the static copy.

Do you really think this is worse than X shipping static libraries ? I mean
building X already used to need many GB of free disk space, and i have some
doubts that gtk+ will be more disk-space hungry, but i could be wrong.


Sven Luther

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