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Re: psql & readline & win32

From: "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Subject: Re: psql & readline & win32
Date: 2006-01-02 08:36:50
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Robert Treat said:
> On Sunday 01 January 2006 18:51, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> >4) Can we ship linked with readline in the installer? If not, can we
>> >ship
>> > a readline-linked binary at all, or just the source? Considering
>> > readline drags along the GPL, and not just the LGPL. (We can link
>> > either statically (default) or dynamically (separate package) to
>> > readline without problems, from what I can tell)
>> This has been debated ad nauseam in the past. The consensus, bar a few
>> people with more advanced paranoia than I suffer from, is that we can
>> ;-)
> I don't think it is good practice to ship packaged software that is
> statically  linked to a gpl library and then claim that your package is
> bsd licensed.  If  I were trying to use the windows installer in a
> commercial application, I  sure wouldn't want that liability.

Why should we statically link it?

How well maintained is libedit? I'd feel happier about a switch if I could
find a maintained home page for it.



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