Adding new libraries to the repository
wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il
Sun Mar 24 08:51:41 CST 2002
Like I mentioned ealier last week, I intend to add BiDi support to WINE.
There is a library called fribidi (http://fribidi.sourceforge.net/) that
does a pretty good job, and seems exactly apropriate for this task. I
have two questions:
A. What are my chances of getting a patch of this magnitude incorporated
into the tree. The library is not particularily big, but includes a set
of unicode translation files that are automatically generated from the
unicode standard. It seems that WINE holds similar files itself, for
similar purposes. I have not yet checked whether they conflict, and if
they do, whether this conflict is resolvable.
B. The library is under the LGPL license. I understand that some of the
WINE tree is under the same license, while other parts are under the X11
license. Can someone please comment on the implications of such a move?
What things do I need to take into consideration?
I would also like to solicit the help of any Arabic speaking developer
in this process. I know some of the basic concepts behind Arabic
writing, but I am not nearly fluent enough to provide bug free code.
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