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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Advance notice: Remove regex package on 2001-02-07
On Thu, Jan 24, 2002 at 11:42:16AM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Hmmm....this is disquieting. Let's assume that Bob has built, on his
> machine, the "HandyMedicineDatabase" application which depends on
> He can now no longer install HMD on a new machine, unless he carries
> around a copy of the regex package -- or he is forced to recompile his
> app so that it doesn't depend on cygregex.dll.
As far as I understood our licensing model, the HMD application
is either OSS or it's internally used. Either way, Bob has the
sources handy. I don't see a problem.
> Perhaps you can release a new regex package that contains only the DLL,
> and not the development links. However, this brings up the question:
> how long to we need to keep these old DLLs around to support (possible)
> user-compiled packages?
> E.g. when can the libreadline4 package be removed? No existing *cygwin*
> package depends on it, but user-compiled stuff might... Ditto
I'd think it's your decision for libreadline4.
libregex was always just a workaround. Having regex functionality
in libc (libcygwin) is what most people (and packages) expect.
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