Binaries download

Tony Pombo mcp at
Sat Dec 22 23:14:16 UTC 2012

This has not been my experience.  I created a static library for Taglib 1.5
on Visual Studio 2005, years ago, and included the .LIB files in Visual
Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010 projects.  Compiling a DLL should similarly be
compiler independent.

Maybe I did something unusual, but it works for me. 

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Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 5:07 PM
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Subject: Re: Binaries download

Think it was me that raised this issue but from the other angle - that if
Windows binaries were provided, they would be useless for 99% of us. 
The problem is taglib is a library (and a C++ one at that) and therefore it
and the executable (or other libs) are inherently tied to the runtime
libraries shipped with the compiler. This means that if you built the
library with MS-VS 2008 (and not just that but a specific release of
2008) you need to build your executable with that same compiler. If you try
and link it with an exe say built with VS-2005 it won't work.

So unless someone when to the effort of producing binaries for every
compiler combination.....



In article <50D31E2D.1040709 at>, Neil Hodge <neil.hodge at>
>On 12/20/12 6:09 AM, Krzysztof wrote:
>> Can I somewhere download compiled binaries? I need TagLib for linux 
>> 32 /
>> 64 bit and windows 32 / 64 bit. Manually compile for those OS (and 
>> CPU) is tricky for me.
>I don't have any idea about windows . . .
>Most of the major linux distros compile taglib, but don't install it by 
>default, so you just need to use your local package manager to find and 
>install it.
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