Re: [gtk-list] Re: berkeley-db and GNOME

Elliot Lee wrote:
> On 12 Oct 1999 11:53:49 -0400, Arthur Jerijian <> wrote:
> >> Because some parts of GNOME need Berkeley db, otherwise they don't work.
> >> So yes, you need to install it. Assumed that you are using a Linux system
> >> (you didn't tell), just install it with the distribution's package manager
> >> and try to recompile GNOME. If you're using Linux, it will be much easier
> >> to download the appropriate GNOME packages for your distribution.
> >
> >What advantage does Berkeley DB have over GDBM?
> GDBM is GPL'd, which, unlike the LGPL license of the GNOME libraries, doesn't allow
> proprietary apps.
You are perfectly right.
However, if you want to create proprietary apps, i.e. non-GPL, etc.
applications, you have to be very careful to take only
the version 1.85.
All later versions are commercial ones in the sense that you'll
have to pay a license fee for non-open source programs.

Just my two cents,


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