Support for pkgconfig

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Mon Apr 14 15:53:25 CDT 2003

To begin I don't have much experience with all this wine linking stuff and the 
internal stuff.

I think it is quite important that some way of linking with wine dlls gets 
possible without making a winelib binary. Today I heard something more that 
would make it more needed than before. Someone from the mono project is now 
working on turning wine into "normal" unix libraries to make it possible to 
directly link wine to mono. This would eliminate monostub, mono's wine 
launcher. The mono project would support this library.

To sum it up find a way to easily link with wine to prevent another wine 

Roderick Colenbrander

On Monday 14 April 2003 22:43, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On 14 Apr 2003, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> > For that, using Wine is a bit overkill; all you need is a PE loader
> > and some glue code depending on what dll you are trying to load. You
> > are much better off copying a few bits of Wine source into your app
> > than trying to make use of the unmodified Wine dlls. That's basically
> > the mplayer approach.
> But you see, the interface to the DLL may be small enough that
> LoadLibrary would do just fine, but most of the time the DLL
> itself will need registry support, and so on, and so forth.
> If done right, -lwine should not be too bad, in that you should
> pay for what you use. Sort of like lazy paging of libraries.
> Our big problem is the server, which is rather heavy if you
> don't make use of any of its features. But than again, I'd
> think the vast majority of useage patterns will require (sooner,
> rather than later) more features than a PE loader can provide.
> Not to mention the convenience to simply link to wine, rather
> than rip code out.

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