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Re: 64-bit version of Lilypond?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: 64-bit version of Lilypond?
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:44:24 +0100

I have been following this thread with half an eye. What is the
problem exactly? I am pretty sure that

a) Apple has been distributing GPL'd binaries with OSX. I bet they
were built with XCode.

b) Apple has a band of lawyers that ensure that they stay within the
constraints of the license.

(see also
, in German).

If Apple and their lawyers think it is fine to redistribute GPL
binaries made with XCode, then we should be fine too.

Further up in the thread, there is talk of running GUB on Apple
hardware to comply with XCode license restrictions. That would defeat
the point of GUB, which is to (cross) build from a Linux box. If you
buy an Apple box to produce lilypond binaries, you might as well do
some flavor of "configure ; make" to get it to build.

Why does LilyPond need still need GCC these days?

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:01 PM Hans Åberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On 14 Mar 2019, at 18:25, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > The passage in question reads
> >
> >  6. Conveying Non-Source Forms.
> >
> >  You may convey a covered work in object code form under the terms
> > of sections 4 and 5, provided that you also convey the
> > machine-readable Corresponding Source under the terms of this License,
> > in one of these ways:
> So possibly you have an objection distributing the PDF without its source 
> code under those forms together with the source code of the program!?
> >>>> MacPorts admits distinguishing between dependencies for build and
> >>>> the binary installer, so the latter can have just the docs without
> >>>> the stuff required to build it.
> >>>
> >>> Unless I am mistaken we are talking about the documentation being
> >>> completely absent.  Which is legitimate but unfortunate.
> >>
> >> There are various possibilities.
> >
> > Usually an applicable truism even if I have no clue what you are
> > referring to here.
> MacPorts admits making an independent binary installer from the distribution 
> and one can choose what dependencies should be included, and also its install 
> location.
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