per the new Eclipse 3rd
Party Depencencies process , the TM project needs to
document an external dependency from the plain C TCF agent to
is a part of Microsoft Windows, but the version that's on the OS out of the box
is buggy. For the debugger to work properly at runtime, users need to go to
microsoft and download the newer version (for free). The DLL is marked as
"redistributable", but none the less the Eclipse Legal Team has found
sections in the license that prohibit us from redistributing it directly with
the Eclipse.org downloads (see CQ 2553 ).
Thus we request now to document it as 3rd party dependency, which basically means
that products that want to use the TCF exemplary windows agent would have to
bundle the microsoft dbghelp.dll.
the dbghelp.dll that we need is just a version update, the TCF agent can build
without the external download, it can even run without the external download
(though crippled), and on platforms other than Windows the download certainly
isn't needed. I think
that this clearly qualifies the dbghelp.dll as a "works-with"
per the 3rd party dependencies process, the DSDP PMC now needs to discuss this
publicly and agree that it is indeed a "works-with" dependency.
Please read the
process  for more information about how "works-with" is
defined, then respond here on the mailing list with your +1 or -1 or comments