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

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Jan 7 18:32:42 CET 2011


An alternative is to add a line to the build script that would copy 
libzmq.dll to zmq.dll. That way the both options would be available, 
till the whole thing is solved in a sane way.

Martin

On 01/07/2011 06:29 PM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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
> <http://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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