blitz library. egcs1.1 , GPL vs. LGPL
I installed the pre egcs1.1 g++ that Matthias advertised. Blitz
builds and runs tests without a hitch. (It causes the previous egcs g++
The source is very cleanly organized , with nice docs, and builds
beautifully under egcs. I am waiting to hear from the author about
including it in debian, because although the code is under the GPL, he is
trying to get people on his mailing list as a precondition to downloading.
He also plans to change the license because some people have complained
that it is restrictive for commercial applications.
I will suggest the LGPL to him, but I'm not sure I understand all
of the issues. Correct me if I'm wrong in thinking that someone can sell
binaries that were compiled with blitz (distributed under LGPL).
The blitz (C++) library is rather strange. He only builds a
static lib, which contains a bit of global data. _All_ of the routines
are in the headers. Compilation of small example programs takes a long
time, because so much blitz code has to be compiled. I'm not sure why it
is designed this way.
John Lapeyre <email@example.com>