Re: XChat seems to be ignoring the LGPL

Sean Egan wrote:

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 14:00:20 -0400 (GMT-04:00), Taybin Rutkin
<taybin earthlink net> wrote:
Just out of curiousity, are those conditions AND or OR?

AND.  If it weren't statically linked, the shared object files would
need to be distributed.

I read this when the license was first changed:

"Silverex explains about the differences between the XChat windows
build, and his: 'zed compiles gtk+ libraries into xchat.exe executable
itself, mine uses gtk+ runtime environment, which many gtk+ for
windows applications can share. thus, one can change gtk themes on my
build. there are also several other minor differences. zed can and is
able to hack gtk+ so it would look better, I'm stuck with official gtk
sources, which lack some features.'
Actually, I downloaded the xchat in question, very neat how small he got the gtk runtime, But it does not appear he did anything other then apply some patches such as It also looks like he used a modified .def file, which can be easily reproduced using pexports minigtk.dll > minigtk.def Perhaps, there is something else he did not sure to get minigtk.dll to be so small? But really it just appears as if he applied one patch and was smart about how he linked gtk+. Would have been nice of him to include in his source
release makefiles, and maybe a list of the patches he applied.

"Zed asked Silverex to move his website from the domain, and
the domain is now disabled."

That would imply that it is statically compiled.  I can't say whether
or not object files are included.
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