[Ecls-list] GMP -> MPIR

Matthew Mondor mm_lists at pulsar-zone.net
Sat Aug 31 07:19:30 UTC 2013

On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:50:59 +0200
Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll <juanjose.garciaripoll at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Matthew Mondor
> <mm_lists at pulsar-zone.net> wrote:
> > Would it only be for the Windows port?  I only looked for matches for
> > MPIR, but I fail to see ready packages for MPIR on NetBSD or Ubuntu (I
> > didn't check on other systems yet).
> Note that I do not intend to change the interface. ECL would continue
> to build with GMP, and for platforms that make it easy to pull in
> arbitrary software (Linux *BSD, etc) this is the recommended option.
> However, elsewhere we need a library that can be packed together with
> ECL and which does not have license problems -- GMP switched to a more
> restrictive license and this means I cannot upgrade ECL to use newer
> versions.

That makes sense.  I was not aware of the GMP license change (the site
still lists LGPL currently), but that's unfortunate.

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