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From Andre Fischer>
Subject Re: External libraries
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:05:50 GMT
On 12.01.2012 16:45, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Pedro Giffuni<>  wrote:
>> --- Gio 12/1/12, Andre Fischer<>  ha scritto:
>> ...
>>>> What is the difference then between ext_sources and
>>>> ext_libraries?
>>>> How do you decide which goes where?
>>> ext_sources contains (and will contain) the source code
>>> archives.
>> I hate to make developer's life difficult but, from
>> what is known, no Apache Project seems to be carrying
>> Category B software in their repositories (feel free
>> to prove me wrong). Not that it's a new problem, just
>> something we will have to think about.
> It is a service to downstream consumers.  Just as we aggregate
> licenses and notices to make it easier for them, we also aggregate the
> optional category-b code tarballs.
> Also, the MPL license requires that we make our modified files
> available electronically for 12 months.  But we cannot guarantee that
> external hosts for the code will be around for 12 months. OpenOffice
> has shown itself to be longer-lived and more stable than many of our
> dependencies.
> So I don't see a problem here, so long as we:
> 1) Do not include category-b code in our source packages
> 2) Do segregate the category-b tarballs in a way that makes it clear
> they are special and will not accidentally be mixed in with the ALv2
> source
> 3) Do maintain the LICENSE and NOTICE files so they remain accurate

Just to be clear on this.  I do not intend to alter the general behavior 
of how external libraries are handled.  I only want to change the 
directory where the already existing modules will be located that build 
the external libraries.

>>> ext_libraries will contain our makefiles and patches that
>>> unpack the archives from ext_sources, configure, build,
>>> and finally deliver them.
>> I am OK with this, as long as I can use my prepackaged
>> version by defining it configure (FWIW, I already
>> updated the FreeBSD package).
>> Regards,
>> Pedro.

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