[cc-devel] liblicense - xdgmime "dependency"
asheesh at creativecommons.org
Thu Jan 10 18:54:07 EST 2008
In liblicense, we include a third-party package called xdgmime verbatim.
I remember discussing this briefly with Jason or Scott over the summer,
and what I remember is Jason insisting we keep xdgmime in the source tree.
That seemed like an odd decision, but now I understand it better.
(That's a gentle way to say, "I remember balking at the idea of including
this thing verbatim before, but now I understand and apologize if I said
anything unreasonable then.") As far as I can tell, the xdgmime software
is canonically located at http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/mime/xdgmime/ and
is not released or packaged. This is explained at
So I guess we'll keep including it verbatim, and every release we'll
just check upstream for updates. Us using svn, and them using svn, it'll
be a fight to incorporate our changes with any updates they make; this
release, I've just decided that we don't need the small updates they've
For reference, here's how to check it out of freedesktop.org CVS:
$ cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs at cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/mime login
CVS password: <hit return>
$ cvs -d:pserver:anoncvs at cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/mime co xdgmime
Their code gives warnings with -std=c89, but I doubt they have any
interest in changing it.
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