[Box Backup] Remove dependencies on mgwz.dll, mingwm10.dll and shrink resulting .exe

Achim boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Sat Apr 4 00:06:22 BST 2009

Hello Chris:

On 31/3/09 14:00, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> Do you agree however that we can change
>> infrastructure/mingw/configure.sh to include "--enable-static-bin" to
>> eliminate the dependency on mgwz.dll? Do you need any other
>> information for this change request?
> I haven't tested it yet, but if it works then I have no objection to
> doing so, in fact I'm happier to distribute an executable with one less
> dependency.

This would make the source consistent with R2457: "We no longer require 
mgwz.dll as we build zlib as a static library.", because without the 
--enable-static-bin the dependency on mgwx.dll is still there!

>> Would it perhaps be possible to have stripping included in the
>> Makefile, perhaps by introducing the targets make-release and
>> make-debug, with the default make pointing to make-debug, and
>> make-release doing the stripping of resulting binaries automatically
>> after linking?
> Yes, it would be possible.

I will have a look at this and send you then changes.

Best regards, Achim

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