Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:26:43 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Summary of 1.0 marketing plan/scheme/nefarious plot from IRC. On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:14:01PM +0100, Luca Barbato wrote: > On 11/30/12 9:26 PM, Rich Felker wrote: > > I suppose it could be forked and that mess patched out... > > If you do I'll help as well. I think my staying out of this is part of what Landley meant by not getting into the distro business. :-) If whoever _is_ working on a small, self-hosting system with decent modern GUI gets to the point of dealing with harfbuzz and wanting to keep out all C++ dependencies, I think the polite way to handle it would be to contact the maintainers and tell them why it's a burden to require a C++ compiler (especially if you want to use pcc or something firm-based with no C++ compiler) and that you're willing to maintain a no-C++ fork, but would also be interested in whether they'd be willing to phase-out C++ usage. Rich
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