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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: [code] main/dmake
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:42:27 GMT

I had this in Google Code but I moved it to Apache

The code is not yet in SVN as I am hoping someone
transfers the SVN history but the sources can be
downloaded and there's even an (untested) Windows
binary available. It is already used for building
LibreOffice on FreeBSD.

Before the issue comes up, I will be glad to give
complete control (COMPLETE - not shared) of this to
someone neutral from whatever domain.



--- On Mon, 11/7/11, Mathias Bauer <> wrote:
> On 07.11.2011 13:31, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Ross Gardler<> 
> wrote:
> >> In order to graduate there can be no license
> incompatible code in SVN. The solution below is ok only as
> an interim solution.
> >> 
> > 
> > This statement conflicts with what I thought Robert
> had told us
> > previously.  My impression from that discussion
> was that the license
> > of what was in the *release* was what mattered. 
> But using GPL build
> > tools was itself not a problem, unless that triggered
> a dependency in
> > the release.
> Ross didn't say that we can't use dmake, I understood that
> we can't keep its sources in Apache's svn.
> This sounds like problem that is solvable in different
> ways, and there are at least three ways that come into my
> mind immediately:
> - move dmake's sources to bitbucket or something similar
> and download them from there to build dmake once for the
> target machine
> - use the sources in LibreOffice, download from there to
> build dmake once for the target machine (or even take
> binaries from there, if possible)
> - use dmake from the system packages (we might need to test
> if that creates problems that we can't solve)
> Currently dmake is built in our bootstrapping process. It
> would even improve the build experience (IMHO) if we made it
> a binary prerequisite. That should be possible at Apache, if
> I understood correctly.
> Regards,
> Mathias

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