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[aprssig] Xastir install issues

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Nov 29 23:12:50 UTC 2005


Ok, I found an answer to the first part - says you need to redistribute the 
complete Cygwin sources, which sounds like a stupid requirement to me, but 
that's the GPL for you.  I wonder if having a link alongside the binary 
download counts as co-distribution.  I can see requiring source distribution 
if you *modified* Cygwin, but otherwise.. it's just kind of dumb.  Worst 
case, you've got to add an extra zip file.

I still don't know about the packagability, though...

Scott, N1VG
http://n1vg.net/opentracker

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Xastir install issues


> Never tried to do a Xastir install under Windows myself.  What's the 
> policy on redistributing the Cygwin dll?  Does it need more of a runtime 
> environment than just the library?  What's to stop you from packaging up 
> the whole think, Cygwin and all, with InstallShield or something, and 
> making a single-file Windows installer?  That would go a loooong way 
> toward increasing Xastir's popularity.
>
> Scott, N1VG
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