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Re: a list of software compiled by completely free toolchain


From: Gabriel Striewe
Subject: Re: a list of software compiled by completely free toolchain
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:20:05 +0100 (CET)

Rjack <address@hidden> hat am 13. November 2009 um 00:10 geschrieben:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> > 'Evening, Gabriel!
> > 
> > Gabriel Striewe <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> [-- text/plain, encoding quoted-printable, charset: UTF-8, 38
> >> lines --]
> > 
> >> Hello all,
> > 
> >> Python (if I am not right, I am sure there exist other examples
> >> of this case) as of now seems to still depend on Visual C being
> >> compiled on Windows and still causing problems being compiled
> >> with MinGW.
> > 
> > Is that really true?  Aren't there any free C compilers native to 
> > Windows?  Hasn't GCC been targeted at Windows native?
> 
> GCC isn't a freely licensed compiler. The GCC compiler is licensed
> under the highly restrictive GPL license.
> 
> For a freely licensed C compiler try the pcc compiler at
> http://pcc.ludd.ltu.se/ .
> 
> You can also try clang at http://clang.llvm.org/ .
> 
> With a year, GCC will be replaced in the superior BSD flavored
> operating systems.
> 
But didn't that enable Apple to use most of the software the BSD
project has written, without Apple being obliged to give something
back?

> Sincerely,
> Rjack
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