Linux, Mono-D, GtkD and linking

Baz via Digitalmars-d-ide digitalmars-d-ide at
Sat Aug 30 14:06:32 PDT 2014

On Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 09:36:01 UTC, Bad Sector wrote:
> Probably they weren't built. I was trying to fix the issue by 
> trying several things and one of them was going to the package 
> directories and typing `make all` to build them (in hopes that 
> somehow this would generate some file that told mono-d or dmd 
> the library's own dependencies). It seems that after the 
> linking step became much faster (it seemed to be that the 
> linking was the slow part).
> Btw, my CPU provides 8 threads and compiling with `make -j 8` 
> was *much* faster than just by `make` which makes me wonder if 
> mono-d can also run simultaneous builds.
> I also managed to find a workaround for the linking issue by 
> adding the full path to the .so files directly to the project 
> settings. Of course this makes the project harder to move to 
> another system (even with the same OS), but it was the only 
> thing that would work. I'd like to see something like Eclipse's 
> "libraries" where you specify some alias for a project's 
> library dependency (you can have multiple of them) and 
> configure the aliases for each Eclipse installation. F.e. in 
> GtkD's case you'd have a "gtkd" alias and Mono-D maps the gtkd 
> alias to some include and library directories (this would also 
> help Mono-D to know which includes exactly to parse).
> In any case for now it seems to work, for development at least.

Ok. My answer was related to my Coedit baby. If you are a bit ok 
with D libraries, then with Coedit it's simple: you put the 
source folder and the lib file in the manager and in your project 
you just have to use the alias...

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