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[News] AmIDE goes open sourceANN.lu
Posted on 03-Sep-2002 00:13 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselš9 comments
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"Today AmIDE was announced as GPL and is available for all interested amiga developers to join the team and make AmIDE a powerful integrated development environment for Amiga computers. AmIDE - Amiga Integrated Development Environment is a modern MUI based IDE system that should make the Amiga developer able to use his favourite Compiler system with a modern looking GUI System with features like filetype handling, Build/Make, TextEditor" The project can be found here.
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 1 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood (62.147.16.215) on 03-Sep-2002 17:51 GMT
I'll be flamed again by GPL fans but I still think this kind of tools would be helpfull in a commercial state where it could be bought by some company when the Amiga market will rise again. In GPL it will die...
Remember me how many people are working on YAM ? (1, more or less, according to the changelog file)
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 2 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by StAn (62.212.119.32) on 03-Sep-2002 18:26 GMT
It can't be GPL if it uses MUI, anyway.
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 3 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett (212.159.163.21) on 03-Sep-2002 19:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Elwood):
And how many people worked on YAM before it was open-sourced?
Besides, shall we start listing all the proprietary Amiga software which has disappeared for ever?
It's alright saying that a commercial company can do a better job than the open-source programmers, but a commercial company won't even touch a program if they don't think there a good chance of making some money out of it, and the Amiga commercial market is not terribly healthy right now (nor is it really likely to improve much, even when the new operating systems are released).
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 4 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Kronos (217.80.165.167) on 03-Sep-2002 19:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (StAn):
It can !! If you make that a MorphOS-exclusive ;o)
MUI is part of MorphOS, and therefore you could use it with GPL-SW.
OS4 ? Depends on the exact deal they have with Strunzi ????
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 5 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett (212.159.163.21) on 03-Sep-2002 19:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Kronos):
It also depends on how things are accessed. While you can't link non-GPL libraries or extensions into a GPL program (with a few exceptions), this need not mean you can't make calls to external libraries as long as you're not actually linking the library code into the GPL executable.
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 6 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous (211.28.96.40) on 04-Sep-2002 05:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Bill Hoggett):
Exactly. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to write a GPL program on a propriety OS, because it links to propriety code.
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 7 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Kronos (217.0.51.37) on 04-Sep-2002 06:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Bill Hoggett):
Not really, as the GPL doesn't really care about static linked or
shared libraries, but on the amount/kind of interconnection.
Calling via scripts is o.k. , but both parts have to be clearly
seperated (not just in two files) to be o.k.
Parts of an OS are excluded from this rule, and thats why it is o.k.
to use ReAction (part of AOS3.5-4), but not MUI (not part of AOS).
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 8 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by Kronos (217.0.51.37) on 04-Sep-2002 06:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Kronos):
All that is needed is a small sentence like:
"AmiDE is under the GPL, with the exeption of includeing MUI"
AmIDE goes open source : Comment 9 of 9ANN.lu
Posted by mr_W (213.128.128.67) on 04-Sep-2002 08:18 GMT
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
"... However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include
anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
itself accompanies the executable...."
Which means, you can link GPL program with any usual/propertary libraries found on system without problems. But the other way round won't work - you cannot link GPL program/library into some propertary program.
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