[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] Win32: Do not ship libgcc*dll

Rafaël Carré funman at videolan.org
Wed Apr 17 00:38:06 CEST 2013

Le 16/04/2013 21:30, Jean-Baptiste Kempf a écrit :
> On 16 Apr, Edward Wang wrote :
>> On 13-04-16 08:53 AM, Rafaël Carré <funman at videolan.org> wrote:
>>> Le 16/04/2013 13:05, Jean-Baptiste Kempf a écrit :
>>>>> vlc | branch: master | Jean-Baptiste Kempf<jb at videolan.org>  | Tue Apr 16 13:04:38 2013 +0200| [dc28edcecdf204867a504e946386511689e37f90] | committer: Jean-Baptiste Kempf
>>>>> Win32: Do not ship libgcc*dll
>>>>> This is too hard to manage correctly
>>> How so?
>> I would agree with Rafaël here.
> Compile a libVLC app with gcc with a different version of the one being
> used for VLC.
> Ask the KDE for Windows guys for the nightmare stories.

I would like to hear from them indeed, especially since statically
linked libgcc/libstdc++ is said to cause nightmares in this case.

> Moreover, let me ask the opposite: what is the benefit of shipping those
> libraries?

The benefit is being able to run VLC at all, and it could also help
reduce the size of binaries since static lib content is copied into each

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