[cc-devel] liblicense - xdgmime "dependency"

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Thu Jan 10 21:55:11 EST 2008

Just make sure this documented in the README...increase our asheesh bus
count :)


On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 15:54 -0800, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> 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 
> http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/mime/xdgmime/README?revision=1.2&view=markup 
> .
> 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 
> made.
> 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.
> -- Asheesh.
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