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devel:collection_development_problems [2010/09/19 14:16]
mario added boost common pitfalls
devel:collection_development_problems [2010/10/07 23:15]
mario added more linker issues
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 --layout=versioned - default: full flags in library name. Example: libboost_thread-vc90-mt-gd-1_44.lib --layout=versioned - default: full flags in library name. Example: libboost_thread-vc90-mt-gd-1_44.lib
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 +== static versus dynamic linkage ==
 +A commonly reoccuring topic is linkage: static versus dynamic. XuvTools links all libraries statically (except for JVM, which is not available statically). Here is a collection of facts to start with:
 +  * mixing dynamic and static linkage is not a good idea. Each dynamic object will contain a copy of all static libs its linked against, so you can have a (different) libpng.a in every dll and the executable. What is worse: when throwing exceptions that are defined in static code, multiple instances exist, so the matching (=catching) might fail.
 +  * when linking QT statically, some problems arise:
 +    * static linked QT can't use plugins (no jpeg, mng, and others)
 +    * on MacOS, one can not build x86_64 (Cocoa) QT statically
 +  * when linking QT dynamically,​ several issues arise:
 +    * dynamic QT requires its dependency-libraries available at compile-time. Since QT links against libpng, which is compiled using qmake, that is a cat-tail-problem.
 +  * dynamic linking on Windows is a big problem:
 +    * libraries need to export symbols, else the *.lib import library file is missing. E.g., libpng and zlib can not easily be compiled dynamically on Windows using the qmake-based build system!
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