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

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Fri Jan 7 18:29:30 CET 2011

How to proceed: break all language bindings on Windows, and do this for
ZeroMQ 3.0 or even 2.2. As long as there is a benefit overall...
On 7 Jan 2011 18:05, "Martin Sustrik" <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Martin
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