[vlc-devel] commit: generated files from axvlc.idl by midl(VisualStudio 2008) ( Anthony Loiseau )

Rafaël Carré funman at videolan.org
Tue May 6 18:01:09 CEST 2008

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Le Tue, 6 May 2008 11:36:31 +0200,
Remi Denis-Courmont <rdenis at simphalempin.com> a écrit :

> On Tue,  6 May 2008 10:22:02 +0200 (CEST), git at videolan.org (git
> version control) wrote:
> > vlc | branch: master | Anthony Loiseau <anthony.loiseau at gmail.com>
> > | Fri Apr 25 14:18:58 2008 +0200|
> > [4dd87e5b15e3c55a90642027f256479942731815]
> > 
> > generated files from axvlc.idl by midl (VisualStudio 2008)
> Is it not a violation of the GPL to commit generated files? Do we
> have the necessary scripts for anyone to regenerate them, with

There is detailed instructions to do so in the activex directory.

There is an IDL compiler there:

Considering that wine is now heading to 1.0 , testing it and reporting
potential bugs to them would rock.

> "anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
> form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
> operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
> itself accompanies the executable" (last time I checked, VisualStudio
> was not part of Windows, by the way)

You can download trial demo of visual studio on
It is still not part of the operating system, but somehow a normal tool
to consider for developers who want to regenerate this file.

> This also does not seem to be in the spirit of the license.

Using activex to enhance closed source products isn't in the spirit of
the license either.

To conclude I see no problems here.

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