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From Branko ─îibej <br...@xbc.nu>
Subject Re: Issue #872 -- who wants to do it?
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2002 19:12:28 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

>  if there is a way to plug in code into apr, apr-util, httpd, or any other
>ASF project after the fact, then I'm +1 on choices (GNU?  MS?  Sun?
>Who cares???)
>  However, if we choose to 'distribute' code, e.g. binary builds, and those
>would (by virtue of our choices) require a GPL distribution, that's not only 
>earning a non-technical -1, but an outright outrageous position for the 
>Chairman of the ASF to hold.  Of course, I don't suppose that is what 
>you meant in this message.
>  If we plug in some ./configure style choices for the 'non-unix' platforms,
>that earns my wholehearted +1.  In this case, it's nothing less than you
>can do when using ./configure on unix to a GNU distro of iconv.
This last is what I had in mind, yes; but note that this has to be done 
at build time, and that the person who creates the binaries would have 
to use GNU libiconv sources or a pre-built library.

>  And bravo and congrats to Brane... excelent work on the Win32 build
>schema for Win32 apr-iconv!
Thanks; I try. With a bit of luck, I may even get apr-iconv to a useful 
state on Windows. :-)


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