[kaffe] Relicensing the Verifier, and Turning it On

Guilhem Lavaux guilhem at kaffe.org
Sat Jul 10 06:37:54 PDT 2004

rob at kaffe.org wrote:

>Hi all,

Hi rob !

>[The first part of this email is about licensing stuff, the last bit is
>more interesting ;)]
>I believe that Helmer, Guilhem, and Dalibor have all done various things
>to the verifier's code since my last relicensing, which means, I believe,
>that I need their permission this time around.  I went through the
>ChangeLogs and didn't find anyone else mentioned, but I wanted to make
>sure on this list, as it's possible that I missed a small contribution
>(the ChangeLogs are mighty long these days).
For my part, I haven't done anything on the verifier apart from fixing 
one isolated pointer. So please do what you want with your code. :)

>Anyway, I don't want to pressure anyone into doing anything contrary to
>their convictions.  If you have contributed, and you feel strongly about
>the GPL and so don't want to give permission to relicense, then I'm
>content to continue working on Kaffe's verifier and not relicense it.
>However, I think it ultimately benefits more people if I have the ability
>to give what is mostly my work to whomever will find it useful.
>In other news, Helmer created a patch that seems to fix the Circular
>Linking Bug in the class loader I reported earlier (Thanks!).  I've been
>really busy and haven't had much time to play with it, but when the
>patched kaffe is run with -verifyremote as an option I am able to run lots
>of big programs.  As soon as things like Eclipse, Ant, etc., work with
>-verifyremote (just a couple small bugs to iron out, nothing really major
>has been popping up), I suggest that we turn verification on by default in
>the CVS head.  Objections?

If it is working I'm all for it. :)


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