[PATCH] cygwin related build system patches

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue May 17 14:16:35 BST 2005

ralf.habacker at freenet.de wrote:
>> When I suggested that I was told "not needed, the symbols are found
>> in the executable", but cygwin is apparently a case where it's needed.
>The library is required on all other platforms. Because linux an other
> os supports undefined symbols on link time don't using this
> dependencies will not result in an error, so people simple forgot to
> add this i assume.

True. That feature sometimes hinders more than helps. It should probably 
default to the other setting.

There are many libraries --- not any of ours, but some that we use in KDE 
--- that simply forget to link to its dependencies. They leave it up to 
the final application to do that. IMO, that's wrong.

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