[comp.emacs.xemacs] AUCTeX 11.84 released
dak at gnu.org
Wed Jan 24 13:52:33 EST 2007
Olivier Galibert <galibert at pobox.com> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 12:58:05PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> But the preferred form for modification/development is not by
>> hand-editing and handcompiling. They are in the XEmacs CVS package
>> repository. This form is so much the preferred form for modification
>> that you don't even _allow_ anything else into your package servers
>> and the repository.
> The XEmacs CVS package repository is the preferred form for the
> sources for modification. Everybody has access to the XEmacs CVS
> package repository. Pserver *is* a medium customarily used for
> software interchange, as sourceforge proves. Other distribution
> methods for the sources are just for convenience.
The GPL does not permit distributing the sources by other channels
without an offer in writing valid for three years accompanying the
Read the damn thing. It is available with
on my Emacs version, likely C-h C with yours.
>> Certainly. It says that you have to provide the complete, machine
>> readable source code in the form preferred for modification. And
>> if you don't provide it by default, the least is to do is to
>> provide equivalent access from the same place. And a central CVS
>> server is not the same place or equivalent access as scattered ftp
> I kinda doubt there is any significant legal difference between the
> ftp and pserver protocols.
It is no longer the same distribution channel. Particularly not, when
one is mirrored and the other not.
The GPL clearly states:
If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering
access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent
access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
What about "equivalent access" and "from the same place" don't you
> BTW Stephen, is there any real reason not to include the two files
> the crybaby is having a fit over,
It is always an enjoyment conversing with XEmacs developers.
> even if they're pretty much unusable outside of a CVS context from
> what I understand? They can have some value as an example, I guess.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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