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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Compilers and configuration tools
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 14:22:57 GMT
Right now, I think that we're all interested in seeing support for  
whatever compilers people are willing to support.

So if we have support for both GCC and MSVC++ on Windows, so much the  
better for the project.

geir

On Oct 25, 2005, at 10:15 AM, Francisco Andrades Grassi wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> Tanuj Mathur wrote:
>
>> Hey,
>>
>>>>   It is only the actual IDE that is commercial, with the Express
>>>> Editions estimated to cost $49 per copy (although the betas are  
>>>> free,
>>>> as Devanum pointed out).
>>>>
>>> Right - but still - we can't force people to go buy Express.
>>>
>>>
>>   Just to clear up any confusion, the VC++ 2003 command line compiler
>> and the required utilities and libraries are available as a free
>> download, exactly like GCC.
>>
>
> That's not correct. GCC is Free Software, VC++ 2003 compiler,  
> although a free-of-charge download, is propritary software (you  
> don't have access to the source and can't create derivative works  
> under any circumstance). Even more, I believe the license on the VC+ 
> + 2003 compiler does not allow you to run commercial applications.
>
> Please do not compare the proprietary compiler from Microsoft with  
> GCC in terms of 'free availability'. You may not like the GPL  
> license on GCC (which I really like), but that another issue.
>
> -- 
> Francisco Andrades Grassi
> www.nextj.com
> Tlf: +58-414-125-7415
>

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
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