Why Is libassuan still a static lib?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Dec 11 10:13:59 CET 2006

On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 02:55, eric at debian.org said:

> I was curious why libassuan is still distributed as only a static lib? I

Because we are not yet sure about the API.  As soon as we are sure of
it we will create a shared library.  As a mainatiner you should be
glad that we don't need to break the ABI too often.

FWIW, GPGME and Pinentry both come with stipped down and source copied
versions for libassuan.



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