[zeromq-dev] Renaming libzmq.dll to zmq.dll

Alexey Ermakov zee at technocore.ru
Fri Jan 7 17:55:59 CET 2011

Is there any rationale for using libzmq.dll library name on Windows
(and not zmq.dll)? According to the list archives, Martin Sustrik
proposed renaming libzmq to zmq in February, but nothing came out of
Some tools really do expect libraries to be named libfoo.so/foo.dll —
for example, Java Web Start. Deploying a webstart application that
uses zeromq+jzmq right now is impossible without hacks (adding
loadLibrary calls for both "libzmq" and "zmq" and hoping that at least
one of them will work), so it'd be great if that rename did happen.

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