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RE: GPL Violation
- From: "Robb, Sam" <sam dot robb at timesys dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:06:09 -0500
- Subject: RE: GPL Violation
> >Can't you provide a link to the latest released cygwin1.dll, what you
> >do for snapshots ?
> I'll have to think about this. It's not a bad idea but given cygwin's
> user base I suspect that it could lead to a lot more problems with
> people who just download cygwin1.dll and then can't understand why
> typing "bash" still says "command not found".
> muse, muse...
> Maybe I will make the DLL available...
May I offer a suggestion?
If I understand some of the recent xygwin/cygwin discussions,
it is possible to build a version of cygwin1.dll that will not
conflict with other versions of the dll on a system.
So, why not offer versions of the dll that you *know* will
not conflict with an existing cygwin installation, or with
other instances of the stand-alone version of the cygwin dll?
For each version of the cygwin1.dll, build a stand-alone version
- has a different name, based on prefix and DLL release
number (ex, cyg-1320.dll)
- Uses a similar name for the dll shared memory section
- Make the dll, lib, and source avaialble for download
That way, a user can have:
- fooapp (using cyg-1320.dll)
- barapp (using cyg-1320.dll)
- bazapp (using cyg-1321.dll)
- cygwin (using version 1.3.22 of cygiwn1.dll)
...all installed co-existing on the same system.
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