When gcc43 is expected to be in base?

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Mon Aug 4 23:09:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 04:52:37PM -0400, Gerard wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:46:35 +0200
> Kris Kennaway <kris at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> >> Isn't possible to add GPLv3 code in the base system?
> >> (By possible I mean the license part, not the technical part;)
> >>   
> >
> >There is a strong preference not to do this.
> Doing a totally unscientific investigation reveals that the trend seems
> to be towards the use of GPLv3 license. As a 'claws-mail' user myself,
> I know that, that caused a problem with the 'ClamAV' plug-in that was
> formerly used by 'claws-mail'
> Since it appears to be apparent that newer software might very well be
> released under the GPLv3 license, it might behoove the FreeBSD team to
> rethink its ideas or beliefs regarding the inclusion of such software
> into the base system. At the very least, it might very well make life
> easier for end users who need the support that programs using that
> license are now offering.

	I must have missed something along the way, because I  don't
	understand what the "preferences" are to *not* use 4.3.  I have
	it buiilt and runing here on my mail desktop and at least one
	other FBSD server.

	Clues, please.


> Then again, I could be wrong. Just my 2¢.
> -- 
> Gerard
> gerard at seibercom.net

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