Re: Shipping static libraries
On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 10:23:28AM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> 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.