[Mageia-dev] GLUT (part of mesa srpm) is not GPL... and is quite obsolete ! (bis)

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Jan 26 14:07:32 CET 2011

'Twas brillig, and Philippe DIDIER at 23/01/11 22:38 did gyre and gimble:
> I send this message again because it did not appear in the mailing-list
> after I sent it on january 18th....
> As it concerns a basis rpm upon which others are built, I thought
> there's some emergency
> This seems to have at least convinced Mandriva team... and might improve
> Mageia too, reaching some common standard with all the other distributions.
> Here it is :
> Hi everybody !
> I don't know if it's the right place to post this, and I don't want to
> fill this mail list with long mesages...
> If someone needs to see what i'm talking about there's an old bug report
> on Mandriva bugzilla that was recently resuscitated (I know Thierry
> Vignaud had a glance on it...)
> https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=47090
> Perhaps it would be more sane and safe to start on a universal basis
> with freeglut (that is used by every distribution), and build packages
> with it (but that means a temporary problem of compatibility with
> Mandriva...)
> Hope this will help

Yeah I've been following this in Mdv myself. I'll try and take a look
when time frees itself from other tasks I'm involved in.

I don't see any problems with the various improvements made in the
packaging in mdv, so see no reason not to adopt them here.



Colin Guthrie

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