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Subject: Re: [boost] mingw help
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-30 12:46:51

Artyom wrote:

>> 1. Currently, we use the same naming on mingw as on windows
>> --
>> foo.dll and foo.lib for shared libs and import libs, and
>> libfoo.lib
>> for static library. Is this OK?
> No, this is definatly not correct.
> This is how, autotools generate libraries:
> Mingw Naming convention for library "foo" with ABI version 3:
> Static library: libfoo.a --> installed to lib
> Import lubrary: libfoo.dll.a --> installed to lib
> Dynamic library: libfoo-3.dll --> installed to bin

And what is wrong, specifically, with the convention I've outlined above? Also,
what is 'lib' and 'bin'? mingw compiler is perfectly useable without any
'minsys' thing, right?

- Volodya

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