[FFmpeg-devel] Adding .rc files for win32
Thu May 15 17:16:35 CEST 2008
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).
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