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5. Library ports

The cross_nlm distributaion already contains a set of pre-configured libraries to easify software development. The process works by automatically does everything from the auto-download to installing the compiled packages. All packages are offered as static libraries in .a type archives, as is usual for GCC type development. The scripts doing the downloading, compiling and installation are to be found in the libs source directory. The executable tools and examples created are stored under /opt/cross/i386-netware/nlm. The following packages are currently preconfigured:

zlib Library for gzip compression, also used for png files
libpng Library for manipulation of PNG graphics files
libjpeg Library for manipulation of JPEG graphics files
libtiff Library for manipulation of TIFF graphics files
libgd Library for creation of images by using drawing primitives

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