[fpc-devel] FPC dynamic libraries

George Birbilis birbilis at kagi.com
Wed Feb 7 22:59:47 CET 2007

> > We need a version system.
> That's not something "we" need, but which most OS'es need 
> (and don't provide, except for hacks like symlinks or 
> different filenames).  
> Moreover, it doesn't really solve much unless you like having 
> 20 different versions of the same shared library on your 
> system (which would more or less defeat the purpose of saving 
> space, although it could still save memory if more than one 
> FPC program is running at the same time).

If I understand well what you mean, Vista has versioning of that kind, you
can ask to see older versions of any file and restore the one you want. A
small caveat is that for files that don't exist currently anymore (deleted)
there's no GUI to get them (or one I haven't spotted yet) and you need to
make a dummy file with same name, then right click it and go to Properties,
then ask for the older versions (there's a special tab for that on the
dialog). Not sure if the Basic version of Vista has this functionality
available (I tried it with Vista Ultimate)

George Birbilis (birbilis at kagi.com)
Computer & Informatics Engineer
Microsoft MVP J# for 2004-2007
Borland "Spirit of Delphi"
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