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From Michael Stahl <>
Subject Re: ICU
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:18:10 GMT
On 20.07.2011 13:41, Eike Rathke wrote:
> The most problematic is the RPATH for URE patch, but I have no idea
> anyway how to proceed with and that so far
> were distributed with the URE and are LGPL. If we don't, then the patch
> would be moot.

that is an interesting point: we currently ship binaries of C++ runtime 
libraries in the installation sets.
i know that we do this for Linux and Windows, don't know about other 
platforms; presumably relicensing GCC or MSVC runtime under Apache 
license is not an option.

i guess we can probably drop the GCC libraries nowadays, because 
libstdc++ doesn't change its ABI as much as it used to, so everybody 
should have a good enough one on their system.

i wonder what would happen if we drop MSVC runtime?

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