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Re: New package: FPLLL

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: New package: FPLLL
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:37:02 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> Am Mittwoch, 12. Dezember 2012 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
>> >    (license "LGPLv2.1")
>> It seems to be LGPLv2.1+ rather.
> The file README.html states:
> "fplll is distributed under GNU Lesser General
> Public License (v2.1) as published by the Free Software Foundation."
> I checked two source files, which say
> "or (at your option) any later version".
> I suppose this is authoritative.

Yes, it is.  (If there were no statements at all in source files, and
just the standard COPYING.LESSER, then it would be “or later” too,
because that’s what the license says.)

> Am Mittwoch, 12. Dezember 2012 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
>> > It could go into multiprecision.scm, or get its own file.
>> Yes, multiprecision.scm would seem like a good option to me.  WDYT?
> It depends on whether you would rather go for one file per package (maybe
> to be organised in subdirectories), or one file per group of packages of a
> similar category.

I have mixed feelings.  Categories would often be hard to determine
correctly and intelligently while avoiding circular references, except
in some cases like this one.

> Even in the latter case, it looks like multiprecision.scm is not a very
> good place, since it regroups the dependencies of gcc. Maybe algebra.scm?
> It could also contain mpfrcx, gmp-ecc and maybe pari (which does not
> exactly follow gnu build standards, so I would need some help).

Yes, makes sense to me.  We could rename multiprecision to algebra, then.


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