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From: Francesco R <vivo75@...>
Subject: Re: Pending removal(?) of media-libs/pdflib
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:24:18 +0100
2011/2/22 Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:55 AM, Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote:
>>>>>>> On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>> 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.
>
> +1 to both - if a free alternative works then we should always prefer
> it.  However, at worst linking license issues should just force us to
> set RESTRICT="bindist" or the like (and mirror as well if we can't
> distribute the source).  As long as users don't redistribute software
> they don't need to worry about licenses if the person sending it to
> them had the license to distribute it in the first place.
>
> Rich
>
Last time (many moons ago) I've checked cairo did not generated pdf it
did generated raster images and wrapped them in a thin pdf layer.
pdflib is generating vector pdf which is a different thing.


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Re: Pending removal(?) of media-libs/pdflib
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Re: Pending removal(?) of media-libs/pdflib
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Re: Pending removal(?) of media-libs/pdflib
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