[WITHDRAW] Re: [ITP] x264 (0.164.3095)

Takashi Yano takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp
Mon Feb 6 12:23:01 GMT 2023

On Sun, 5 Feb 2023 10:19:20 -0700
Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2023-02-05 01:39, Takashi Yano via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> > On Fri, 20 Jan 2023 19:35:44 +0900, Takashi Yano wrote:
> >> I would like to propose new package x264, which is
> >> a H264 video codec library. This is needed by ffmpeg
> >> package I have proposed at the same time. I guess
> >> this package will not used by other packages than
> >> ffmpeg, so only the static library is provided by
> >> this package.
> >> I already prepared the package at the following
> >> location.
> >> https://tyan0.yr32.net/cygwin/x86_64/release/x264/
> > I would like to withdraw this ITP because it does not
> > seem to align cygwin package policy. This package is
> > not ported for fedora due to some reasons.
> > https://cygwin.com/packaging-contributors-guide.html#submitting
> These packages are now GPL and available from Debian main repo, *BSD ports, 
> OpenSuSE, and Slack, so maybe there used to be issues with non-relocatable 
> non-PIC assembler code, patents that expired/lapsed, VideoLan, or alternative 
> commercial licensing, for example no commercial use restrictions?
> Many codecs like these can be installed on Fedora, etc. from RPMfusion repos.

Thanks. I am not sure what is the exact reason, however,
fedora explicitly excludes x264, x265 library from ffmpeg-free
So, I am afraid these cannot be distributed also as cygwin packages.

Takashi Yano <takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp>

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