[Libwebsockets] VS2019 static generation

Brice Hamon normandviking at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 20:19:27 CET 2021

Hi guys,

I am recompiling the latest lib v4.0-stable from git, and I am executing
these 2 commands to compile it:

-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=c:/3rdparty/libwebsockets -G "Visual Studio 10"

cmake --build . --target install --config Release

The build succeeds but the files are compiled with the /MD flag even if the
static option is specified.

My goal is to get a static library compiled with the /MT flag instead of
the /MD as I am having linking CRT issues when linking with some other

I spent some time trying with cmake options with no luck.
Then hacking the cmake file but that's not really usable down the line.

In despair, I found that lws also generate Visual studio projects. I loaded
them successfully and manually set the option in Release to use /MT and
recompiled it.
Then the link with my other program worked nicely.

So my question is, is there a supported option to use different CRT?

It would be great if we could use a CMake option to set up which one to use
like for example:
Thank you,
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