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Re: WinSVN: Initial questions

From: RADICS Peter <mitch_at_lbcons.net>
Date: 2000-12-11 18:40:58 CET

On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 06:00:44AM -0800, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Dec 2000, RADICS Peter wrote:
> > [1]: The libs are actually free for windows as well, you only need to
> > pay for the build environment, so it's possible to distribute the win
> > client in binary for free.
>
> I wouldn't want a non-open-source windows client, even if the cost is only
> incurred for builds.

The client itself could be open source, you just won't be able to
compile it yourself if you don't have a license for qt.

Look at it from this point of view:
  1.) you write a free (open source, whatever) GUI for un*x systems, using
  Qt.
  2.) you get a license for windows platform, and voila, you can
  distribute the _same_ GUI client for windows as well. The folks who
  already have a license for qt/windows can of course download the
  source and build the beast themselves.

Besides, how much is VB more open-source then this? Personally, I don't
have any MS devel environments installed...

cheers,
mitch

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