[RFC] what should we do about COPYING?
Mon Dec 21 07:55:00 GMT 2009
> Back then, simulators in GDB were still somewhat of a novel concept,
> and we waffled about whether to officially consider them part of
> GDB, or as a separate library that happened to be linked in - the
> simulator could always be built as its own program, and GDB could be
> built without simulator. Plus at the time we really really really
> wanted a PPC simulator. :-)
We still need the ppc simulator :) (although we have also started testing
the ppc-elf GDB over qemu, with good results too).
I don't see the rush in addressing this inconsistency with the rest
of GDB, but I have a feeling that this will need to be addressed at
some point. The argument that the sim is a library separate from GDB
might have held for the sim ppc (assuming it was published elsewhere),
but I am not sure it works for all sim implementations.
But for now, I will take a break from licensing issues :).
Thanks for the feedback!
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