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From: michael-ring AT t-online DOT de (Michael Ring)
To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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Subject: Re: I would like to release a new version of bzip2, any objections ?
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 18:59:52 +0200
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On Tue, 11 Jul 2000 12:51:51 -0400, you wrote:

>Please do. The omission of libbz2.a is the reason bzip is included on
>CygUtils. I wasn't sure who the maintainer of the bzip package was, so I
>never got around to investigating and trying to get a complete package
>into latest.
>FWIW, libbz2.a is useful for building tar with the bzip patch.

>RFC: I think that libbz2 is a purely functional interface, so it should
>not be too hard to create libbz2.dll. gcc -shared might make this a snap
>to do, but you'll need an ld.exe with very recent patches. I can send
>you a binary if you need it -- I don't think my binutils patches from
>last Friday have been pushed into CVS yet...

Yes, please! I am doing all this to get latest in sync with my
rpm-development. If I can include .dll's that's 1 big step closer to
my personal goal. 

>(Is providing libbz2.dll a good idea? Even if provided, IMO bzip2.exe
>and bunzip2.exe should be built using -static)

Yes, they should be static, rpm should also be static but all the rest
should be linked dynamic.



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