New catgets/gencat package

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jun 6 09:12:00 GMT 2005

On Jun  4 18:18, Bryan Henderson wrote:
> >> Sometimes I wonder what the purpose of newlib is.  If it is 
> >> to become a full glibc replacement, the why not just use 
> >> glibc?  Is it a licensing thing?
> >> 
> >
> >Yes.
> What is the licensing thing?  Would it also apply to my extracting chunks
> of glibc and contributing them to newlib?

If you want to use it in Cygwin, I think it wouldn't be a good idea to
put it into newlib.  Since your code is from glibc, I'm pretty sure it's
LGPL'd, right?  LGPL'd code couldn't go into the Cygwin lib for licensing
reasons.  So we would have to exclude this code from the functions linked
in from newlib.

Better keep it a separate package/library.


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