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Re: Cygport and auto-manifestize compatibility manifest

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 04:01:01PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Nov 20 09:47, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> On 11/20/2013 8:28 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >Apart from the fact that it would be nice if our linker would do this
>> >automatically and transparently,
>> Or libtool, if you use it to link your exe?  PTC...since
>> $new-libtool is pretty high on my to-do list.
>> It'd be better if there was an option to ld/gcc, of course -- but
>> the details would be rather complicated.  You wouldn't want to
>> invoke a separate executable like windres b/c then your build
>> recipe/makefile would have to change.  Best if $LD_FLAGS could be
>> used... maybe something hideously ugly like -w32-manifest-compat
>> <file> [1] where <file> is not a full XML manifest, but rather
>> contains a list of GUIDs [2], and ld/gcc autogenerates the manifest
>> with just that stuff.
>> That way, if you manually create a manifest (for other purposes),
>> you could just /not/ use the new flag.
>The other way around.  If your project does not link in a resource
>anyway, which means that your project is WIn32 aware, then ld should
>add the manifest resource by default.  Everything else means that
>you have to tweak all project configury, which is only barely descibed
>by a can of worms...
>A simple windres call in cygport would be nice, but unfortunately windres
>does not yet have this capability to add a resource to an existing exe.
>> I know, SHTDI...
>Yes, that's pretty much the problem.  Even my ugly workaround is bad,
>because it only works on Windows.  No more cross-building on Linux :-P

Some more ugly hacks: Could cygwin itself create the manifests when it
runs a program iff they don't exist?  Or, alternately, setup.exe?  Or


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