[RFC PATCH 0/5] XAudio PE conversion.

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Tue Aug 31 14:30:59 CDT 2021

"Zebediah Figura (she/her)" <zfigura at codeweavers.com> writes:

> On 8/31/21 1:25 PM, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> "Zebediah Figura (she/her)" <zfigura at codeweavers.com> writes:
>>> (3) Most importantly, I would like to coöperate with distributions. As
>>> I understand, they already don't like the way we distribute wine-mono
>>> and wine-gecko, and I don't think we should annoy them any further by
>>> going behind their back and distributing more pre-built libraries.
>>> I know people here think that they won't want to distribute PE
>>> libraries, but I'm inclined to think that at least some distributions
>>> won't be happy with our proposed solution either. See [1] [2] [3] [4]
>>> for popular distributions trying to discourage source imports and
>>> static libraries. I get that we're a special case, and maybe
>>> distributions will think so too, but I really want to again argue that
>>> we shouldn't be making that decision for them.
>> Have you tried asking them?
> I haven't yet. I didn't really want to speak on behalf of the Wine
> project if the consensus was against consulting them, and I didn't
> want to start that conversation without the possibility that its
> fruits would at least be taken into account. But if there are no
> objections I'll start writing some mails.

I don't see any harm in asking. I'll admit that I'm fairly skeptical, so
it will be up to you to build a convincing case. Getting the buy-in of
the major distros is obviously a required step.

>> Remember that we need the libs to have custom names, to avoid conflicts
>> with Windows apps shipping the same libs.
> Yep, I've been keeping that in mind. If we want to distribute shared
> libraries I'm inclined to think the best solution there is to copy (or 
> symlink, or fake-symlink) them into the prefix with different names.

This won't work for nested dependencies. For instance the PE libpng is
going to import the PE zlib, so it needs to have been renamed at build
time already.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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