Status of libtool 2.2.X?

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at
Fri Oct 10 20:11:52 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 03:40:49PM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 20:17 +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 02:51:17PM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > > The state of the art is "gcc -shared".
> > 
> > Not so much if you're trying to build for windows. The mingw32 work
> > has only been made viable because libtool has basically taken care 
> > of the horrible shared library build process required by Windows.
> Really?  News to me.  If you've got a link to anything documenting the
> issues there I'd be interested, I've got a vested interest in keeping
> the windows ports of X working but man do I hate libtool.

Traditionally the problem has been that you actually need to generate two
different bits of the DLL. A runtime part and linktime part. I thought it
was still the case that you needed to generate these separately, but it 
seems the libtool docs I was reading are outdated, because the build logs
I'm looking at show it does in fact appear to do everything in one go with

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