[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] *.rc: add real license to LegalCopyright string

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 21:12:08 CET 2013

On 11/12/13 4:30 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Wednesday 2013-12-11 14:14:00 -0300, James Almer encoded:
>> On 11/12/13 11:03 AM, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 10/12/13 10:45 PM, Timothy Gu wrote:
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Timothy Gu <timothygu99 at gmail.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> Depends on the gen-rc patch
>>>> This can be applied to the rc files in the tree, then to gen-rc
>>>> in a separate patch once and if that's committed.
>>>> The patch is good, but IANAL, so I'll let the review to someone
>>>> more knowledgeable about the whole licensing stuff.
>>> Why are the .rc files committed to the tree? Shouldn't they be generated
>>> during the build?
> I wondered the same.
> I see that av*res.rc files are mostly boilerplate, in order to make
> them consistent it would make sense to generate them through a
> generator (so that there is no need to change all the generated files
> in case a single part is changed, you only need to tweak the generator
> script), similarly to what we did with .pc files.
> OTOH I really don't know the complexity/convenience tradeoff in this
> case.

But unlike .rc files, pkg-config files need to be created since their 
contents depend on variables they can't access from C headers or Makefiles, 
like library version, paths or what extra libraries to link.

If people really prefer to generate the .rc files at configure time then go 
ahead and make that change. But I don't personally consider it's worth it. 
You'd be creating at configure time something that doesn't need to.

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