Pango for BiDi
wine-devel at shemesh.biz
Sat Jul 3 05:05:03 CDT 2004
Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>> Maybe we can get our supplied packages to be BiDi enabled, but so
>> long as we use ICU, and ICU has this horrible linking policy, we
>> can't really
> What linking policy?
> I checked the IBM ICU website (http://oss.software.ibm.com/icu/ and
> http://oss.software.ibm.com/cvs/icu/~checkout~/icu/license.html and it
> appears to be under the X11 licence which is GPL compatible.
> IANAL but unless there is something I missed, I see no reason why
> debian couldnt include ICU (and hence WINE with ICU support) in the
> debian package system.
The problem is not a legal one. The problem is a technological one. ICU
is mangling the library's version into the symbols, making it impossible
to dynamically link the library. As a result, most distros don't carry
ICU as a package.
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