[PD] Force cyclone/gate instead of iemlib1/gate

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 10:32:50 CET 2017

On Mon, 2017-12-04 at 10:19 +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> On 2017-12-04 10:05, abel.jerome at free.fr wrote:
> > 
> > Beyond the topic, I wonder also how to know if a library needs "-
> > lib" option, and for which operating system. For iemlib, on Xubuntu
> > the "-path" option is enough, on Windows, I need to add "-lib".
> > Hard to follow if it is not the same option between platforms.
> it's unrelated to the platform. the important part is, how a library
> is
> linked (whether as a single binary with multiple objects, or as a
> directory with one binary per object).
> PdX tried to solve this by pushing a single solution down the throat
> of
> each developer who had a library shipped with PdX.
> some devs didn't like that and stayed with a solution that fit their
> needs better.
> leading to confused users who - depending on where they got the
> library
> from - would need different options to use the library.
> the only rule of thumb is to inspect the library folder, and if you
> see
> many (or no) {dll|pd_darwin|pd_linux}s files you should use "-path",
> and
> if there are only a very few (usually one(1)) with the name of the
> library, then you should use "-lib".

While I fully agree with you, I do believe you are actually helping
confuse users by not providing an iemlib build for Linux. If there'd be
a canonical build (as opposed to the v0.0-extended one), the mechanism
to load the library would be the same on every platform.

I even would have done it myself, but I figured with iemilb it's much
harder for me to automate the building of Deken packages than with
other libraries, so I didn't bother.

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