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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: How to do with glibc-2.1.3 in AOOo?
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:43:09 GMT
Most stock implementations on Windows seem to have the original BSD license.

However, I found one that should work at < http://suacommunity.com/dictionary/getopt-entry.php>.
 The getopt_source.zip has two files, getopt.h and getopt_long.c, and the getopt_long.c licenses
are modified BSD (i.e., fully permissive and GPL compatible).

The getopt.h license has the original BSD license, so don't use that.  Use one that either
has no license or is derived some other way.

 - Dennis


-----Original Message-----
From: Pedro F. Giffuni [mailto:giffunip@tutopia.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:23
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org; dennis.hamilton@acm.org
Cc: 'Michael Stahl'
Subject: RE: How to do with glibc-2.1.3 in AOOo?

Ahem ...

Guys;

--- On Wed, 9/14/11, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
...
> If you list the functions you have in
> mind, and the names of the headers normally used to
> introduce their signatures, I will double-check the VC++
> 2008 and VC++ 2010 libraries to see what the status
> is.  
>

We are far from being the only unixy port to Windows:
A quick google for "getopt_long Windows" returns:

http://opensource.apple.com/source/Kerberos/Kerberos-47/KerberosFramework/Kerberos5/Sources/util/windows/getopt_long.c

I think it's a matter of someone with a Windows compiler
to just go over the code and build a small compatibility
library.

Can we first merge mingwport35 CWS, though? I suspect that
would touch some of those files and I don't want
to introduce conflicts to the Oracle updates just yet.

Pedro.


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