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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: Pending removal(?) of media-libs/pdflib
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:55:48 +0100
>>>>> On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Mike Frysinger wrote:

>> sci-visualization/gnuplot[pdf] is currently linking against pdflib.
>> I'm going to remove that dependency, because in my understanding,
>> clause 2.1 of the PDFLite license does not allow such linking. (It
>> allows it for programs under an OSI approved license. However, the
>> gnuplot license is free, but not OSI approved.)

> that might disallow it for binaries, but it doesnt disallow it from
> being used in ebuilds. same situation as binary kernel drivers --
> make it the end user's problem.

Why should we impose such trouble on our users, when there's a (IMHO
superior) replacement? Build gnuplot with USE="cairo" and you can get
PDF output with the "pdfcairo" terminal. Even with proper utf-8
support, which was always broken with pdflib.

Ulrich


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