xfce 4.2.1 packages available

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Mon Mar 21 02:48:29 UTC 2005

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 15:56:04 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:

> We are almost ready to push XFCE  Only remaining question is if 
> we want to totally remove the .la and/or .a files from the binary 
> packages.  Do we?

> http://people.redhat.com/wtogami/temp/xfce-FC3/

Certainly for directories which contain .so plugins, e.g. in the xfprint
package. I have strong doubts that static archives are needed in there.

Whether the libtool archives are needed in such directories depends on how
the .so files are loaded at run-time. Is it dlopen()? Then .la files are
not needed. Is it an old version of the ltdl library? Then it must be
checked whether it complains if no .la files are found.

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