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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Download msvcr71.dll rather than distributing it
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 13:38:00 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> Paulex Yang wrote:
>> I'm not a lawyer, but as to my knowledge, many commercial as well as
>> open source software distribution includes msvcr71.dll, say, wincvs,
>> ImageMagick, VMWare, OpenOffice, etc(just a few cases).
> Right, but included w/ an app.
>> And the vctoolkit2003's EULA says:
>> "2.2 Redistributable Code-General. Microsoft grants you a
>> nonexclusive, royalty-free right to reproduce and distribute the
>> object code form of any portion of the Software listed in REDIST.TXT
>> ("Redistributable Code"). For general redistribution requirements for
>> Redistributable Code, see Sectionļ£µ3.1, below. "
>> but its redist.txt doesn't list any files! it says:
>> "There are no redistributable files (i.e., dll's/cab's, etc.) included
>> with the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003. Object library files included with
>> the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 (e.g. the C Runtime Library static
>> libraries designated with the suffix ".lib") will be automatically
>> linked to your program when they are compiled by the Visual C++
>> compiler and linker. Inclusion of these static libraries as compiled
>> into your program is acceptable; you may not, however, redistribute
>> the static libraries standalone - on their own."
>> While MSDN also said files in redist.txt is redistributable, the
>> VS.net's redist.txt DOES include msvcr71.dll. Does it mean only
>> VisualStudio user can redistribute it?
> Heh.  Good question.  My concern is that it's not *indepdentently*
> redistributable (just like sun's binaries like javamail aren't). However
> I don't know, and asked my question to motivate someone to take a look.

Look where?  I don't see anything to prevent it in the VisualC++ files
or on MSDN -- in fact, my reading of the EULA is that it is ok (but
IANAL etc).


> Worst case, we point to where people can go get it and make that step
> manual.
> I assume anyone w/ a modern MSFT toolchain would already have it?
> geir
>> [1]
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vccore/html/vcconalistofredistributablefiles.asp
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>> This gives me the heebie-jeebies. What is the license for that dll?
>>> Are people allowed to re-distribute independent of an app that uses it?
>>> Where else can people get it?
>>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>> Ok, if somebody prefers a different source send a note.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Tim
>>>> Mark Hindess wrote:
>>>>> I failed to find it on microsoft.com too. Though I'd be happy to be
>>>>> corrected.
>>>>> It was the first hit on the google search I did - or the first that
>>>>> didn't use javascript and popups to serve the download. It's trivial
>>>>> to change if you find a better source.
>>>>> I was careful to make sure the file it served had the md5sum of the
>>>>> file in svn. I also checked the sha1sum just to be a little more
>>>>> confident of its validity.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> -Mark.
>>>>> On 3/30/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Is "www.dlldump.com" our chosen supplier? I've never heard of them.
>>>>>> I browsed around and didn't see it anywhere on the microsoft.com
>>>>>> website. I know we are checking the MD5 to ensure we get the right
>>>>>> thing; any idea about reliability etc.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Tim
>>>>>> Mark Hindess (JIRA) wrote:
>>>>>>> download msvcr71.dll rather than distributing it
>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>> Key: HARMONY-282
>>>>>>> URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-282
>>>>>>> Project: Harmony
>>>>>>> Type: Improvement
>>>>>>> Components: Classlib
>>>>>>> Reporter: Mark Hindess
>>>>>>> Priority: Trivial
>>>>>>> Tim suggested we should download the msvcr71.dll rather than
>>>>>>> distributing it.
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>>>>>> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>
>>>>> IBM Java Technology Centre, UK.


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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