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From Franz de Copenhague <>
Subject RE: libxml2 and iconv question, do we really need iconv ?
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:13:18 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jan i []
> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 4:29 AM
> To:
> Subject: libxml2 and iconv question, do we really need iconv ?
> Hi.
> I am nearly finished with the x64 port for windows, I have compiled all
> libraries we need.
> I wanted to see if we could keep the library sources in our Repo, and
> integrate them in our build system, as it would simplify things. Since I am
> biased I asked on general@i.a.o to get the opinion of outside Mentors. I got a
> few responses (strangely enough all in private), and it turns out many
> projects do as I suggest.
> However one of the others mentors found a license problem with iconv. We
> do not use iconv, but by default libxml2 does. I can configure libxml2 not to
> include iconv, but I wanted to ask in here, if we need the functionality ?
> If not my plan has changed a bit, and I will include the sources in platform,
> make a single commit with each original source, noting the URL and version in
> the commit text (and add it to LICENSE). Then I will add my changes, which
> will be solely CMAKE files NO source changes.
> Having the source in our build system, will also allow us to decide how to
> handle other platforms.
> Rgds
> jan I.

dfwebserver  will need iconv or similar functionality to reduce the image resources resolution
in documents to improve download performance in the client editor.


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