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Re: 64-bit version of Lilypond?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: 64-bit version of Lilypond?
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:51:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

GPL-2.0.  And of course Apple is not bound by the conditions of its own

> 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.

They don't distribute stuff under GPL-3.0, like newer versions of GCC.
And we are not worrying about heeding the GPL but about heeding the
XCode license.

> Why does LilyPond need still need GCC these days?

Currently there is a C++ incompatibility with Clang that's pretty hard
to get around.  But that's not really relevant regarding GUB operation
in connection with XCode.

David Kastrup

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