[Zlib-devel] Latest configure script; minizip as a shared library

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 23:38:50 EDT 2010

Hi zlibbers (especially Gilles),

The minizip library in contrib/minizip is very useful; thank you for

Various projects use it, mostly through embedded code copies:

 - GDAL[1] 
 - libkml[2]
 - the Chromium browser[4]

It is nice to see this code shared and used.  The next step to
make distributors happier: I would like to see a method for building
minizip as a shared library similar to zlib’s usual configure script.
I would like to generalize from something like [6], just like zlib’s
Makefile is generalized from its Makefile.in.

Fedora already has minizip as a shared library, configured with

To that end, questions:

1. Is the latest version of the zlib configure script available

   There has been a lot of development on list lately, and I do not
   want to waste time coding around assumptions that no longer hold.

2. Would anyone else like to help work on this?

Looking forward to your thoughts,

[1] http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/browser/trunk/gdal/port
[2] http://code.google.com/p/libkml/source/browse/trunk/third_party/README
[3] http://www.collada.org/mediawiki/index.php/Building_third_party_libraries_for_the_COLLADA_DOM#minizip
[4] http://src.chromium.org/svn/trunk/src/third_party/zlib/zlib.gyp
[5] http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/rpms/zlib/devel/zlib-1.2.3-autotools.patch?content-type=text/plain&view=co
[6] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=35;bug=574798

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