DWT as lib or source include?

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 18:12:01 PDT 2008

2008/8/8 yidabu <yidabu.spam at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, 07 Aug 2008 22:09:34 +0200
> Frank Benoit <keinfarbton at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Bill Baxter schrieb:
>> > On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM, Frank Benoit
>> > <keinfarbton at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> >> There are allways questions about the lib and linker problems.
>> >>
>> >> I use for my own development only source include. That is for me OK in speed
>> >> and its the most reliable and easiest way to handle it.
>> >>
>> >> Now i think about removing the default dsss build target to make libs and
>> >> remove it from the installation guide.
>> >> The dsss.conf files in dwt-linux/dwt-win/dwt-addons would no more have
>> >> dsss.conf file. Or perhaps just one to test compilation.
>> >> And the dsss.conf in dwt-sample just include the sources per relative import
>> >> path ( -I )
>> >> What do you think?
>> >
>> >
>> > What's wrong with switching the dsss files to "type=sourcelibrary"?
>> > That's what I already do with dwt-addons.
>> >
>> > --bb
>> it is still one more step that can be forgotten and makes it for me more
>> difficult to give efficient support. There are still problems for ppl
>> building the simples DWT prog.
>> I was more thinking about if build time and executable size makes the
>> use of direct sources unacceptable for users.
> I always use DWT as lib for the build time.

I like to use the dsss files.
Using DSSS means that my app's DSSS build file just works without
having to say where to find dwt.
More importantly, it means my app's dsss.conf *also* works for my
colleagues working on the same code, without each of us having to
tweak include paths, and without having to resort to definining lots
of environment variables that describe where things are located in our

So if you remove the dsss files, I will find it an inconvenience.  I
don't really care what you decide about making it type=library vs
type=sourcelibrary.  I'll change it to whatever I feel like myself.  I
use DWT as a type=library right now, and DWT-addons as

I was under the impression that linking with the DWT lib saved me some
compile time on the app, but I can't recall for sure now.


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