Should eel and gal be static libraries (was Re: Huge nautilus changes coming)

on 4/14/01 3:06 PM, Gérard Milmeister at gemi bluewin ch wrote:

> On 2001.04.14 23:59 Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
>> But as Havoc, Miguel, and others have already mentioned, libGal and
>> libEel are both just a mess of reusable functions that the Evolution and
>> Nautilus teams are splitting out of their respective projects. Both are
>> currently made up of widgets and such that are constantly changing and
>> thus need to have a release schedule coinciding with the project they
>> were ripped out from.
>> Both of these libraries are also not ready for public use. Once the
>> widgets are considered ready, they will probably be moved into
>> gnome-libs, gtk, glib, or wherever they belong. These libraries are not
>> permanant. They are just a temporary spot for these development widgets
>> to reside until they are finished.

> Wouldn't it be better then to make them static libraries and not
> install them at all?

For libeel, it would be fine to have it be a static library, but you'd still
have to install it, since there are data files, not just the library itself.

    -- Darin

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