On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 10:17:26AM -0600, Warner Losh wrote: > On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 7:38 AM, Baptiste Daroussin <b...@freebsd.org> wrote: > > hi, > > > > 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. > > > > From previous discussions there were issues that has been raised in previous > > attempts: > > - ident(1) is still useful given we still have Keywords in our sources. It > > has > > been replaced by a BSD Licensed version (enhanced to improve compatibility > > with Subversion Keyword) for FreeBSD 11. So that tool will remain in base > > after removal of GNU rcs. > > So no affect. > > > - etc-update uses merge(1) from GNU rcs, this has been changed in head to > > use > > diff3 instead. > > Also no effect. Is our diff3 still the gpl'd one, or has bsd-diff > finally grown that functionality?
Not yet bsd diff and bsd diff3 are very far from mature, however the sdiff(1) part has landed as I have finished it. I still have plans for other diff components. Best regards, Bapt
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