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Question regarding policy (11.2)


    Policy reads:  

    "All libraries must have a shared version in the lib* package and a static version in the lib*-dev package"

   I'm not too keen on providing static versions of libraries who's intent are
for embedded devices.  The idea, of course, for embedded devices are to have
as little of a install base as possible.  Providing static libs implies that
statically linking libraries into binaries is something we want.  In some
cases this would be the case but I believe in most cases this is not.  Am
I not seeing some advantage to this specific policy when it comes to embedded
applications/libraries or does this policy need a revision?


Ivan E. Moore II
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