MPS issue job003532

TitleMPS kit fails to install shared libraries
Assigned userGareth Rees
DescriptionChristian Schafmeister wrote [1]: "I compiled MPS using configure/make and it generated a libmps.a and libmps-debug.a. My application generates several dynamic libraries and an executable that uses those libraries. Is there a way to get a dynamic MPS library or do you know how to get the static MPS libraries to work with my dynamic libraries?"
AnalysisIt's not clear that the customer would be best off with a shared library: perhaps he should be compiling the MPS directly into his program as described in [3]. The documentation could perhaps be improved to make this clearer: see job003533.

But in any case, it should be straightforward to build shared libraries in addition to (or instead of?) the static libraries. On OS X we could add a dynamic library to the Xcode project as described in [2]. On Linux and FreeBSD we'd use the -shared option to gcc.
How foundcustomer
Evidence[1] <>
[2] <>
[3] <>
Observed in1.111.0
Created byGareth Rees
Created on2013-07-01 13:12:16
Last modified byGareth Rees
Last modified on2014-04-15 12:47:48
History2013-07-01 GDR Created based on [1].