[Mono-bugs] [Bug 76490][Wis] Changed - Missing files used by developers on windows.

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Changed by robertj at gmx.net.


--- shadow/76490	2005-10-26 14:40:52.000000000 -0400
+++ shadow/76490.tmp.25965	2005-10-28 13:45:01.000000000 -0400
@@ -10,13 +10,12 @@
 Component: packaging
 AssignedTo: wberrier at novell.com                            
 ReportedBy: francis at aspl.es               
 QAContact: mono-bugs at ximian.com
 TargetMilestone: ---
 Summary: Missing files used by developers on windows.
 Current Mono installation for Microsoft Windows Platform, called Mono 
 Setup (, doesn't include the libxml2.dll.a file inside the 
@@ -87,6 +86,24 @@
 It turns out that if I strip these files (.a and dll.a) they all
 compress down to around 800k.  I'm ok with that.
 Will stripping these files (using  strip --strip-unneeded) cause any
 issues with linking?
+------- Additional Comments From robertj at gmx.net  2005-10-28 13:45 -------
+only libmono.*dll*.a is required for dynamic linking.
+That's the library I was speaking about.
+IMHO, the big static lib libmono.a is not required for cygwin/win32
+because dynamic linking is always working on win32 and
+it's quite unusual to static link on that platform.
+However, under unix libmono.a should always be destributed,
+because there are still some problems (not mono related)
+with dynamic linking & TLS.

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