[Gs-devel] Dynamic driver loading
hvv at hippo.ru
Sun Feb 4 03:12:07 PST 2001
On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Raph Levien wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 05:42:18PM +0400, Vlad Harchev wrote:
> > On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Raph Levien wrote:
> > Could it be disclosed whether GNU GS to be released soon will have dynamic
> > driver loading or it will be present only in GNU GS coming after upcoming GNU
> > GS?
> Our current plans are to develop the dynamic loading only in the 7.0
> release, which will be released (hopefully in April) under the AFPL
> license, then under a GPL license about a year later.
> I'm certainly not planning to do the work to retrofit the 6.5x series
> to support dynamic loading, but if somebody else wants to, that will
> be fine. The latest 6.5x release will be re-released under GPL at
> the same time that 7.0 ships.
Thank you for the precise answer again.
Just curious: how difficult it would be to backport dynamic driver loading
from GS 7.x to 6.5x? Are there any serious architectural differencies between
these branches that make backporting very difficult? Would it be allowed to
stick a GPL on the GNU GS 6.5x with dynamic driver loading backported?
> Hope this answers your questions,
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