[Mono-devel-list] GAC and third party libraries: post Betaplanning.

Michal Moskal malekith at pld-linux.org
Fri May 14 05:58:53 EDT 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 02:06:48AM -0400, Jonathan Gilbert wrote:
> At 10:10 AM 13/05/2004 +0200, Michal Moskal wrote:
> [...]
> >For me GAC is just a overcomplicated way to get libfoo.so.1 and
> >libfoo.so.2.
> It is also a way for more than one developer to independently decide to
> name his library "foo". Does the current UNIX solution handle this case, or
> does it only target versioning?

It only targets versioning. However I've seen very few (if any) library
name conflicts when working on quite big linux distribution (PLD), so I
believe the name issue is not that important. 

And in case of .NET assemblies have more meaningful names (like
Mono.Posix.dll) so possibility of name conflict is even lower.

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