I am working with WSS 3.0, Visual Studio 2008, and WSPBuilder 0.9.9. I have a custom class library (WebParts.dll) of base classes that I use with several SharePoint solutions. I currently deploy WebParts.dll to the GAC, and add it as a reference in each solution. My current arrangement works fine, but I have to manually deploy the DLL to the GAC on each web server when it changes.
I would prefer to either (a) wrap WebParts.dll in a WSPBuilder or VseWSS solution that can be deployed just like any other solution, or (b) include WebParts.dll in the 80/bin folder in each solution.
Which would be the preferred method to deploy my dll, and can someone point me to step-by-step instructions online? I found this blog post describing some of part b, but I think I am missing a step:
Thanks for your help!