[FFmpeg-devel] Adding .rc files for win32
Thu May 15 17:33:39 CEST 2008
Ramiro Polla wrote:
> Jeremy Kolb wrote:
>> I want to add a .rc file for the av* dlls on windows. This would allow
>> the embedding of versioning information in the dll that windows explorer
>> can read (think right clicking on the dll and choosing version, you get
>> legal notices, credits, version numbers etc). The benefits are:
>> 1. Making it easier for users to identify which version of a dll they
>> have on their system.
>> 2. Windows installers can query the dll version which makes updating
>> My question is how to go about doing this. I was thinking of including
>> a skeleton .rc file for each lib, sed in the appropriate version
>> information in the make process,, writing to a new rc file,converting it
>> to a .o file with cvtres and then linking that in the final dll.
>> However I also noticed that in configure there is a pkgconfig_generate()
>> function. I could also go the route of creating a similar function for
>> .rc files and generate them on the fly. Which would be the preferred
> Great. I tried that a long time ago . It should be easier now with
> non-recursive Makefile. That patch has to be updated to current FFmpeg
> SVN, and split out in a few patches (like setting the license variable
> is a separate thing).
> Ramiro Polla
>  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/41950
Great. I just started down this same path.
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