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Re: [patch] update zlib to the 1.2.10 release.
On 22 January 2017 at 19:42, Matthias Klose <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 22.01.2017 19:12, NightStrike wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Matthias Klose <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> NightStrike proposed to revert to the 1.2.8 release until zlib stabilizes again;
>>> I'm open for that, but didn't want to stay with the 1.2.10 release.
>> I don't recall making that proposal. I thought I just suggested that
>> since modern zlib now supports having a separate build and source
>> directory (at least according to the December changelog: "Allow
>> building zlib outside of the source directory"), you should check to
>> see if the gcc build system had any hacks to accomplish the same thing
>> that could now be removed.
> sorry for wrongly citing you. Please could you make the removal of zlib a goal
> for GCC 8? I may be a bit biased trying to keep the "ongoing" d/gdc merge alive
> (libgphobos requiring a target zlib).
I'd certainly have no problem having zlib as external-only. The
phobos library also has a dependency on curl in much the same way, but
we don't bundle such in as a convenience library.
But I'm sure I'm not the only user of zlib, doesn't the LTO frontend