Re: Redistributing VS2008 MFC app?

"Scot T Brennecke" <>
Thu, 28 May 2009 02:34:11 -0500
But you are all missing the point that 1.5MB is a one-time installation, and ALL VC++ apps that need
that version of the DLL share it, and don't have to duplicate the code in a static link, nor do they
have to make numerous "app local" copies everywhere. In many cases, your installation will include
the DLLs, but not need to install them because they are already there.

340KB, on the other hand, is for EVERY application that has statically linked, and the code is
duplicated (a non-OO pattern), and cannot be serviced by updates from Microsoft Update.

I realize that I'm in a minority of those who think the SxS concept was a nice idea that should have
been fixed (it was poorly implemented) rather than scrapped.

"David Wilkinson" <> wrote in message

Vincent Fatica wrote:

Hi, Jochen. Your page was one that I had found before I posted. That's how I
had originally built the EXE, with everything statically linked. And it ran on
my other machines with no problems. But a 340KB EXE (when it could be 40KB) to
do a simple little chore rubs me the wrong way. OTOH, a 40KB EXE with 1.5MB of
DLLs rubs me similarly.

Last time I checked, 340 KB was much less than 1.5 MB.

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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