I have some logging and other common libraries that i want to use in my SharePoint solutions. These common dlls will be deployed to the GAC, i was thinking of creating a .wsp for them just on there own so that they are present and not linked to a specific piece of functionality.
In development in Visual Studio, how do i reference these shared dlls? If i reference them in my VS studio, will they deployed to the GAC along with the rest of my solution? That would mean that the same dlls are being deployed with every solution that i build that is using these common elements.
Or do i put them in the GAC on my dev box, reference them there and then when my solution is deployed it will know to look in the local GAC for the correct assemblies.