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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] AWT dependencies on linux x86/x86_64
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2008 06:57:42 GMT

In message <200806160710.m5G7AEvt003543@d06av03.portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>,
"Mark Hindess" writes:
> I think we should stop linking static lib{png,jpeg,lcms} on linux
> 32-bit (and any ports that also use this by default).  We link these
> dynamically on linux/x86_64 and if it is good enough for that platform I
> don't see why it wouldn't be good enough for any other platforms.  The
> APIs for all three libraries are very stable and making the dependencies
> consistent would help simplify the depends.xml.
> Furthermore, I'd be tempted to by-pass the symlinking process altogether
> and just checking that the headers/libraries are available at
> depends.xml time and then link against them directly with -lpng etc.

There seemed to be vague consensus on this so I'd like to apply the
patch (currently attached to HARMONY-5871) to make this change.  Speak
up if you object.


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