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Re: [Mingw-users] GCC-6.3 now available via mingw-get




On 7/25/2017 10:08 AM, Jannick wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:34:02 +0200, Jannick wrote:
>> On Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:37:20 +0100, Keith Marshall via MinGW-users wrote:
>>> On 25/07/17 09:37, Jannick wrote:
>>>> Just as a separate note: libmingwex-0.dll appears to be a dependency
>>>> to GCC6 ...
>>>
>>> You are correct[*].  It was not intended to be so, but is that so bad?
>>> We have two choices: quickest, and easiest, would be to update the XML
>>> catalogue, to include the dependency; alternatively, I could rebuild
>>> the
>> whole
>>> kit and caboodle, to eliminate the dependency, which would take rather
>>> a longer time.
>>>
>>> Which would you prefer?
>>
>> For this GCC version I would go with the easiest solution to change the
> XML,
>> of course - and given that the re-compilation sounds like more than a
> bunch
>> of lengthy work steps.
> 
> Just a second: Would that mean that the compiled executables will be
> dependent on .dlls even if linked with '-static' - if possible? I must admit
> that in the beginning I was assuming that the mentioned .dll is required at
> compile time only, but not at runtime. If this was true, this would not what
> I wanted to opt for. Would you be able to shed some light on this?
> 

Using the -static would use the static version of the library in your
builds.  But what is the aversion to supplying libmingwex-0.dll with
your packaged applications?

-- 
Earnie

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