[XForms] Towards xforms 1.1
Jean-Marc.Lasgouttes at inria.fr
Fri Nov 28 12:15:19 EST 2003
>>>>> "Angus" == Angus Leeming <angus.leeming at btopenworld.com> writes:
Angus> To subscribers of the xforms list Ok, Jean-Marc. I think that
Angus> we're getting closer, don't you? What else do you have on your
Angus> to-do list?
In no particular order:
- We've got to decide on a version number. I suggest something like
1.0.90. The m4 code needs to be changed probably, as we seem to have
two notions of current version in configure.ac.
- we may need to support dlls under windows (but this can maybe wait
for next version). The key is to use AC_LIBTOOL_WIN32_DLL:
This macro should be used if the package
has been ported to build clean dlls on win32 platforms. Usually
this means that any library data items are exported with
__declspec(dllexport) and imported with __declspec(dllimport). If
this macro is not used, libtool will assume that the package
libraries are not dll clean and will build only static libraries
on win32 hosts.
This macro must be called before AC_PROG_LIBTOOL, and provision
must be made to pass `-no-undefined' to libtool in link mode from
the package Makefile. Naturally, if you pass `-no-undefined', you
must ensure that all the library symbols really are defined at
Actually, I do not know whether xforms 1.0 did build as dll for
- I still have a problem to fix for proper handling of RETSIGTYPE in
lib/signal.c. I did not find any clear solution in other programs...
Maybe a little bit of autoconf magic will suffice.
- we need to update README a little bit more (there is a duplicated
- besides the standard installation instructions in INSTALL, should we
document things like --enable-demos --enable-gl and friends?
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