[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] dlopen vs linking for external libraries

Roman Shaposhnik rvs
Tue Feb 27 17:13:46 CET 2007

On Tue, 2007-02-27 at 10:33 +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 05:15:07PM -0800, Roman Shaposhnick wrote:
> > 
> >   The problem is -- dynamic linking just doesn't scale. And anybody
> > who disagrees with it should take a look at any application that
> > has to work across different distributions to see that these guys
> > have to lug around things like private versions of glib and the
> > fact that these private versions are .so's hardly makes any difference
> > because for all I care the application could've been statically 
> > compiled with the same net effect.
> What program except binaryware bull has to work across different
> distributions?  And why would you want to link dynamically instead of
> statically in this case?
  Any program for which your distribution doesn't build a package.
And don't give me a "you can always build it from source 
lecture" -- try building something like Mozilla, OpenOffice or even
Scribus on your grandma's machine and then (once its finished in a
couple of days) -- continue arguing. 


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