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From "Alex Karasulu" <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Installers Update
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2008 20:04:27 GMT
Thanks Chris. I hope these installers can be used somehow.

Alex

On Jan 7, 2008 10:18 AM, Chris Custine <ccustine@apache.org> wrote:

> Great idea Alex.  I am travelling today, but I will send something to them
> tonight when I get to my hotel.
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
>
>
> On Jan 7, 2008 12:37 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny < elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Chris !
> >
> > yeah, I think Alex is right, we should ask legal@a.o to see if this is a
> > potential problem or not.
> >
> > Blind guess is that if we have to include a LGPL lib to the distribution
> > package, we are FU.
> >
> > Alex Karasulu wrote:
> > > Could you run this by legal@ to see what the final verdict is?
> > >
> > > Alex
> > >
> > > On Jan 6, 2008 6:44 PM, Chris Custine <ccustine@apache.org
> > > <mailto:ccustine@apache.org>> wrote:
> > >
> > >     I have spoken with a few people about checking out OpenInstaller
> > >     in the past few weeks and I wanted to give a quick little bit of
> > >     information.  I think the OpenInstaller project would be very cool
> > >     for building up some consistent cross-platform installers using a
> > >     single toolkit.  However, while I was reviewing the licensing of
> > >     the dependencies this weekend, I realized that the packager embeds
> > >     at least one LGPL product inside the installer package (primarily
> > >     CHARVA which looks like the tool used to create text based
> > >     installers).  This means that to ship installers based on this
> > >     toolkit, we would be shipping LGPL libs embedded in the installer
> > >     toolkit.  So at this point I am not sure if there is any point in
> > >     continuing down that path, but if anyone has any opinions
> > >     otherwise let me know.
> > >
> > >     The alternative for now is to continue to expand the current
> > >     installers to additional specific platform packaging (Debian and
> > >     Sun Pkg manager are frequently requested), which is something I
> > >     was trying to help us avoid since maintenance and consistency of
> > >     the packages requires a fair bit of time and interest, neither of
> > >     which are in abundance.
> > >
> > >     I have started reviewing the current installers and should have
> > >     some of the current issues cleaned up by next weekend, but I can't
> > >     guarantee that I have the bandwidth to learn how to create the deb
> >
> > >     and Sun pkg installers any time soon so if anyone else wants to
> > >     lend a hand with that it would be appreciated.
> > >
> > >     Thanks,
> > >     Chris
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > --
> > cordialement, regards,
> > Emmanuel L├ęcharny
> > www.iktek.com
> > directory.apache.org
> >
> >
> >
>

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