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Re: Removal of support for GCC hosted on UWIN
- To: Mumit Khan <khan at NanoTech dot Wisc dot EDU>
- Subject: Re: Removal of support for GCC hosted on UWIN
- From: Jeffrey A Law <law at redhat dot com>
- Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 12:19:11 -0700
- cc: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Reply-To: law at redhat dot com
In message <Pine.HPP.3.96.1010109122930.6367Gemail@example.com>yo
> On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> > However, I believe the FSF does not agree with the core assumption in
> > your statement; namely, that U/WIN is an operating system. Instead, I
> > think it is viewed simply as a program/library/set of programs that
> > run on Windows NT (which *is* an operating system).
> As someone who worked on x86 UWIN support, I'm obviously interested
> in this issue. As I understand from the messages so far, it is in violation
> of the GPL to *distribute* UWIN linked binaries; but is it a violation if
> a user takes the gcc source distribution and then builds it on a system
> that has UWIN installed?
You should talk to RMS since UWIN host support was removed at his
> Doesn't x86/alpha Interix support also fall under the same cloud then? It
> is also an unbundled product, albeit now owned by Microsoft the OS vendor,
> but still not part of the base OS.
Possibly. Again it's something you might want to discuss with RMS.