[FFmpeg-devel] Adding .rc files for win32

Jeremy Kolb jkolb
Thu May 15 20:17:03 CEST 2008

Jeremy Kolb wrote:
> Ramiro Polla wrote:
>> Jeremy Kolb wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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 
>>> easier.
>>> 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 
>>> method?
>> Great. I tried that a long time ago [0]. 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
>> [0] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.video.ffmpeg.devel/41950
>> _______________________________________________
> Great. I just started down this same path.
> Jeremy
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The patch helps imensely.  I think I have it mostly working except for 
the dependency on version.h.  Wherever I put $(SLIB_EXTRA_DEP) it can't 
find the rule to make 'version.h'.  Where's the correct place to put it?


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