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Re: Using MPC Library with GCC
- From: "Kaveh R. GHAZI" <ghazi at caip dot rutgers dot edu>
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: GCC <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 11:12:55 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Using MPC Library with GCC
- References: <49F5F291.email@example.com> <4624D970354242E087CA1666BBA5EBC3@glap>
On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Kaveh R. Ghazi wrote:
> From: "Mark Mitchell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > That is not a decision, however, on whether using MPC is or is not a
> > good idea. There have been objections raised to MPC, on the grounds
> > that it may not build on all host systems, or that the costs it brings
> > in terms of complexity of building GCC outweigh its benefits. We should
> > reach consensus on those issues before making a decision about whether
> > to depend upon it.
> Thanks Mark. Although I personally felt that the GPLv3-compatible license
> terms were sufficient from a legal and policy perspective, it's good to
> clarify this officially for future circumstances as well as retroactively
> for the libraries we already depend on. Also I agree that the remainder of
> the discussion (i.e. whether it's a "good idea" in this particular case)
> should be conducted in the public forum and that's what I asked for in my
> proposal to the SC.
> So to address the remaining concerns, ...
I didn't hear back from anyone opposing (or supporting!) MPC. Does that
mean it's no longer controversial? Hopefully I've addressed the
outstanding issues raised.