Why Is libassuan still a static lib? 2009 Edition

Marcus Brinkmann marcus.brinkmann at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Tue Oct 20 16:29:43 CEST 2009

Eric Dorland wrote:
> * Werner Koch (wk at gnupg.org) wrote:
>> On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:59, eric at debian.org said:
>>> was still not stabilized. It's now 3 years later nearly and as far as
>>> I can tell the API hasn't changed very much. Can we revisit this? I'm
>>> happy to provide the patch :)
>> It is more than a patch.  Actually we have this in the works for several
>> months now.  However other projects required too much attention (gpg4win
>> in particular :-().
>> More on this soon.
> What about it is more than a patch to build system?


as you can see in the SVN repository, there have been extensive changes.  In
particular, one goal was to allow GPGME to use an external libassuan, and that
required replacing some system code in libassuan at run-time on a per-context

The main changes have been done now, and things seem to work (under GNU/Linux
at least).  More testing has to be done, but we are getting closer.

Please check out the new libassuan interface, and if you can see problems, let
us know.


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