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Re: [tycho-dev] mercurial build timestamp provider

Hi Jan, all

On 11/28/2012 09:34 AM, Sievers, Jan wrote:
AFAICT mercurial is licensed under GPLv2; this is probably a no-go for hosting the code at eclipse for license reasons.
(Even if there is no compile-time dependency to hg).

I think if this is not a compile dependency, it might be possible to put some code at, as long as you don't statically bind to a GPL lib or you don't embed some GPL code. You should ask Wayne about that.
What I have in mind is the example of how CDT uses to gcc: they need it to be present for some pieces of their code to work, but they don't statically link. If you directly rely on binary, it might be an Exempt-prereq: . If you use the JavaHG api ( ) you'd need a CQ for JavaHG (and probably try to make it part of Orbit) + an Exempt-Prereq for Mercurial command-line.

Mickael Istria
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