Re: Fwd: Plans for GTK+ Bundles for win32 and win64?

Note that many of us build programs with MinGW, so for such suite to be
useful, it should provide GCC-compatible import libraries.
If MinGW can't use standard microsoft import libraries that (from my perspective) is Someone Else's Problem. The entire set of libraries compiles easily enough on MinGW I am not concerning myself with it. The VAST majority of Windows developers use the Microsoft tools. Some people from a Linux background prefer the familiarity of MinGW but they are a fraction of the Windows development audience. A TINY fraction. However i suspect someone has written a .lib to .a converter somewhere and theres no reason that can't be run against whatever the MS tools produce.

What happens when eg. Gimp links to glib228.dll, and then the user
downloads a plugin linked with earlier version of glib?
How is that any different on Windows than any other OS? Also, if its linked against glib227.dll they can just have that installed too. Also, one would HOPE that glib228 is a superset of glib227 or any previous version so even if we named the DLL's a bit less specifically (and just used, for example, glib2.dll) that still shouldn't be a problem. As long as glib2.dll remains ABI compatible and doesn't allow an older version to install over a newer versions I don't see a problem?


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