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

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Jan 7 18:05:56 CET 2011

Hi Alexey,

> 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
> it.
> 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.

It would be nice to rename the lib, but that would mean breaking all the 
language bindings on Windows :(

Any idea how to proceed?


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