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Re: RFS: openjpeg



On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 01:18:25PM +0100, Romain Beauxis wrote:
> I had forgot how painfull it is to build a library without 
> configure/libtool...
> configure/libtool is a pain in the ass for sure, but coming on those subjects 
> it simply and magicaly handle all those hard stuff alone..

Yeah. xmlrpc-epi uses libtool, and I didn't even have to think
about -fPIC. ^_^

> Anyway, do you have a link to the new package, I'll try to have a deeper 
> review on this..

http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/o/openjpeg/

> You may also contact upstream an try to explain them that if they want their 
> project to be easily portable (think of this mess ported to macosX, sunOS 
> etc...), they really should consider using a good building system, especially 
> autoconf which is very well oriented toward portability...

They provide a Makefile.osx and a .dsp file. Sadly, the included viewer
is currently Windows-only...

This isn't too bad, I've fought things harder for -fPIC. (libtool 1.4
used to get this really really badly wrong when building modules. In
fact, I never solved that one.)

The actual library is so small, it's barely worth autotoolising.

Hmm. The Makefile.osx uses libtool... It can't be _that_ easy...

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