[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/7] win32: msi: use the detected way to run win32 exectuables

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri May 15 09:31:48 CEST 2020


I'm not suggesting anything. I'm just pointing out that cross-compiling GPLv2 is legally hard, as opposed to natively compiling GPLv2 or cross-compiling GPLv3. And using emulators makes it harder.

And I don't see what having allegedly done something for 7 years has to do with being legal or not.

Le 15 mai 2020 08:23:51 GMT+03:00, Steve Lhomme <robux4 at ycbcr.xyz> a écrit :
>On 2020-05-14 17:08, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>> Le torstaina 14. toukokuuta 2020, 13.31.56 EEST Steve Lhomme a écrit
>>> On 2020-05-13 12:24, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> The GPL does not say that you have to have the source of the build
>>>> tools. That's just an indirect consequence of the tools themselves
>>>> under copyleft license.
>>>> What the GPL says is that each must fit at least one of the
>>>> A) comes with OS,
>>>> B) is freely provided by the binary distributor,
>>> What do you call the binary distributor ?
>>> We provide the wix 3.5 to make the MSI package here
>>> https://download.videolan.org/contrib/wix/wix-3.5.msi
>> And the rules to install and build with it on whatever the
>> system is (Linux amd64, I guess)? not to speak of the sources and
>> instruction from that if applicable...
>> Cross-compiling (L)GPLv2 is insane enough as it is. Depending on an
>> and non-native build tools is utterly insane.
>If you are suggesting win32 builds should be built under win32, I'm all
>for it. But we know it's not going to happen, nor dropping windows
>This patch doesn't add new constraints on what it takes to build the 
>MSI, so your comments don't seem to relate to the patch itself. If 
>anything it makes it easier to build under Windows.
>MSI building was introduced in 2013 and was already requiring wine.
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