MSVC libraries (was: xterm crashes)
Thu Jul 27 05:51:00 GMT 2000
At 17:32 20-07-2000 -0400, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
>You cannot link libX11.a with VC++. You can link only Cygwin compiled
>code using gcc which comes with Cygwin to libX11.a.
>For MSVC there is http://win32-xfree.sourceforge.net
>but that project is not any more active. John Fortin
>was interested in it but he left and others who promised
>to provide development support disappeared. I do not have enough
>brain and time to sponsor and spear-head multiple projects.
>Therefore I assume http://win32-xfree.sourceforge.net is
>almost dead and might disappear. You might grab the
>libraries before from there before they vanish. Those
>X11 librareis should link with VC++.
I need MSVC libraries (only x11.dll and xext.dll) to get a cookie from
XFree. My Remote Shell Extension works with any X Server, so it cannot
depend on Cygwin. How much difference is there on the library side between
the MSVC/mingw and the Cygwin versions? Is it more than the makefiles?
Would it be possible for Cygwin-xfree to include client libraries for MSVC?
Perhaps I am better off distibuting the X libraries myself. But then I'd
like to be able to point to a place to get the source (is it still under
the xfree license? You talked about GPL'ing the cygwin fixes), while not
having to maintain that myself.
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