On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 03:38:04PM +0200, Baptiste Daroussin wrote: > ... > For long we are planning to remove GNU rcs from base, after a failed attempt > before FreeBSD 10.0. Let see where we are to be able to remove it from FreeBSD > 12. > > GNU rcs is a GPLv2 software with newer version being GPLv3 preventing any > updates/fixes.
Err... yeah. :-/ I was using RCS before it was GPLed.... :-( > From previous discussions there were issues that has been raised in previous > attempts: > ... > - people uses rcs to handle configuration files in /etc for example. for those > multiple compatible alternatives are available in ports: > * rcs57: a copy of the latest version of GNU rcs in base before removal > (GPLv2) > * rcs: latest GNU rcs version (GPLv3) Right; I'm one of those (folks who use RCS for local config files and the like). As well as Web pages, xfig files.... > I haven't gone the direction of importing OpenRCS (BSD licensed version from > OpenBSD) as it needs way more work to be 100% compatible with latest version > of > GNU rcs. Hmm.... If there were a FreeBSD port for OpenRCS, I'd be interested in poking at it.... I'm not even at all sure that I need "100% compatib[ility]" with any version of a GPLed RCS. (Indeed; I may not *want* such compatibility....) > How to proceed: > - First turn off GNU rcs by default for a couple of month. > - Totally remove GNU rcs if no blockers has been raised. > .... OK; warning received. :-} Thanks.... Peace, david -- David H. Wolfskill da...@catwhisker.org Those who would murder in the name of God or prophet are blasphemous cowards. See http://www.catwhisker.org/~david/publickey.gpg for my public key.
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