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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] AWT/Swing deps
Date Tue, 03 Oct 2006 14:19:01 GMT

On 3 October 2006 at 9:33, "Geir Magnusson Jr." <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Mark Hindess wrote:
> > On 3 October 2006 at 19:16, "Mikhail Loenko" <mloenko@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2006/10/3, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
> >>>
> >>> Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> >>>> I agree that downloading of prebuilt libraries is better choice.
> >>>>
> >>>> So we got only two options:
> >>>> 1. Find prebuilt libraries somewhere.
> >>>> 2. Build them ourselves and store them somewhere.
> >>>>
> >>>> I've tried to find prebuilt libraries but I was not successful. So it
> >>>> seems that the only option is to build them ourselves.
> >>>> And the only question is: Where to store them?
> >>>>
> >>>> Any ideas?
> >>> As I threatened in my original post, I put them in
> >>>
> >>>   http://people.apache.org/~geirm/harmony/
> >>>
> >>> I could move them to the snapshot directory too, but I figure no one is
> >>> going to assume that we are formally distributing them if they are in a
> >>> personal directory.
> >> Interesting statement. IANAL, but I'd assume we are
> > 
> > Certainly we are in that sense but I don't think that is the issue Geir
> > was trying to address.  (This certainly means we needed to meet the
> > license requirements for distribution - though IIRC they are fairly
> > minimal for these particular packages.)
> > 
> > The issue is whether the Apache Software Foundation is considered
> > to be formally responsible or if it is just something Geir is doing
> > personally.
> 
> 
> Well, if the project build is tied to it, it should be considered 
> something we are doing as a project *for ourselves*.
> 
> In the same way that we stuff things into SVN for our use, we aren't 
> claiming to be a distributor of those things.  Sure, it's available to 
> evereyone, but that's because of the open way we work.

That seems a reasonable argument.  I'll start looking at the 
fetch-depends tweaks.

-Mark.



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