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Re: beta status

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 10:45:30AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > Actually, we could simply make an exception for miboot and get it into the
> > > archive, i think it is no worse than other cases (like amiboot, which is
> > > linked to parts of amigaos, and thus non-free), and we do distribute those (or
> > > at least used to distribute those in the woody times).
> > 
> > Amiboot is not linked to parts of AmigaOS. It is linked to libnix.
> which in turn is not in the archive, so amiboot can never be in anything but

It's statically linked (and libnix is public domain, according to Google :-).

> contrib, and still we distribute it. and is libnix not kind of linked to some
> amigaos or amigarom parts ? 

No, you don't have to link to anything to make AmigaOS calls. All you need to
know is that address 4 stores a pointer to exec.libary.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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