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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject MiniZIp/tidy-html Dependency (was RE: External libraries on windows)
Date Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:02:39 GMT
Regarding externals, I don't understand what the licensing problems with MiniZip and tidy-html
are assumed to be.

There is no licensing problem with appropriate derivatives of those sources in our code base.
 The licenses are MIT/BSD-like and all we have to do is honor and preserve them and the copyright
notices.

We do need to scrub out the MiniZip crypto provisions since they are not used in document
formats and they are cryptographically suspect anyhow.  That is not difficult.

There are other appropriate MiniZip changes as well, including updating of links in the code
to material that is no longer at the indicated locations or that may not be the best authoritative
sources.

I do recommend going to the later version of MiniZip that supports 64-bit sizes though.  And
then looking into the zlib dependency.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org] 
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2014 05:17
To: dev@corinthia.incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: External libraries on windows

On 28 December 2014 at 14:11, Peter Kelly <pmkelly@apache.org> wrote:

> For OS X and Linux, external libraries used by Corinthia are fairly easily
> installed through package manages (e.g. apt-get on Ubuntu, homebrew on OS
> X). For windows however, someone who wants to build the project must first
> go through a manual process of downloading various zip files, extracting
> them into the right locations etc.
>
> To make it easier, I suggest that we host a copy of the libraries
> necessary to build on Windows on the Corinthia website. I can put together
> the directory structure and provide these as a zip file that someone can
> just download and extract to the right location. I think this would make
> development on windows a lot easier to begin for newcomers.
>
> Any objections to this?
>
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