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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: handling of ext_sources - Juergen's suggestion [was: Re: A systematic approach to IP review?]
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:11:16 GMT
On 10/27/11 8:28 PM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> --- On Thu, 10/27/11, Jürgen Schmidt<>  wrote:
>>> In any case, yes.. I think this is the way to go. I am
>>> just hoping there will be a way to opt out those
>>> components in favor of the system libraries when those
>>> available.
>> me too but we should move forward and we can change it at
>> any time when we have a better solution.
> I am OK with that, but let me attempt to dump what I think:
> 1) you are not bringing in *anything* copyleft, that directory
> will only be for the non-restrictive stuff that we need: ICU,
> Boost, etc.
> 2) This will all have to be registered in the NOTICE file,
> but since this is transitory and not really stuff we use in
> base, we should start a new section there to separate it from
> the stuff we do use in the core system.
> 3) We should probably move some of the stuff in soltools
> there too (mkdepend).
> 4) I know you want ucpp there too, but since that stuff is
> used in idlc, I think I'd prefer it in idlc/source/preproc/
> as it was before. No idea if we can use the system cpp for the
> rest but that would probably make sense.
mmh, i would prefer to put it under the ext-sources to make clear that 
it comes from external.


> All just IMHO, I am pretty sure whatever you do is better than
> what we have now :).
> Pedro.

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