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From: Nicolas Fleury (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-25 08:21:51


Would it be a good idea to add an option to the build system to copy all
the libraries resulting .lib, .dll, .so at the same place? I have the
fealing this would save time for a lot of people (at least me).

Also, I have read some history of this newsgroup but I haven't found my
answer: What exactly should be taken from .lib/.dll static/dynamic
linking to build these 8 typical directories on Windows:
Debug Single-Threaded DLL
Debug Multi-Threaded DLL
Debug Single-Threaded Library
Debug Multi-Threaded Library
Release Single-Threaded DLL
Release Multi-Threaded DLL
Release Single-Threaded Library
Release Multi-Threaded Library

The debug/release and single/multi thread is obvious, but I don't really
understand what a static linking dll is, and what a dynamic linking .lib
is (is it an implib for the corresponding .dll?). Still, I think it
would be nice to have an option in the build to create these directories.

Thx and Regards,
Nicolas Fleury


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