[SDL] Re: Cross-platform file system support

TomT64 tomt64 at users.sf.net
Thu Aug 12 16:16:28 PDT 2004


The problem with static linking is the number of Linux distributions and 
their dependencies.  You may release a static version, but you'd 
basically have to do it for every distro you want to support to be sure 
the user wouldn't need to upgrade or install something else.

-TomT64

Simon Roby wrote:

>On August 12, 2004 1848, Alan Wolfe wrote:
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>>cant you drop in a .so or something in linux?
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>Why do this when you could just statically link to it? The zlib license does 
>not prohibit this, in fact there are countless programs out there (both 
>closed and open) that statically link to zlib. PhysFS uses the same license 
>so it's no different.
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