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Offline 3rdshiftcoder

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license code::blocks and wxsmith
« on: September 03, 2009, 04:27:03 am »
Hi

I ran into a problem in Java because i selected bsd,lgpl,apache,sun,epl. When i wanted functionality, I would link to a class library (add a jar to my project). It is too late, and i had to kill the project.

So my question is am i linking to external libraries when I build the binary (.exe) that are going to get me in trouble like the Java project. I will probably use c++ standard and wxwidgets (LGPL). Beyond that i dont know what i am getting into. How can i avoid the trap of having to follow all the requirements of the GPL which i dont understand as I am not a lawyer? Is it common for people to build applications in code::blocks and wxsmith without having to follow the requirements of the GPL? Any help is greatly appreciated because I must NOT repeat the java problem (200+ hours wasted)!

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Re: license code::blocks and wxsmith
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 05:07:56 am »
Hi-

I found a post that reaffirmed that it is ok to use code::blocks and wxsmith in a project without having to distribute source code. Sorry, but i had to ask. I am really paranoid after my cool Java programmed flopped because of license issues.

http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,939.0.html
http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,8126.0.html

I'm off to go get my wxwidgets c++ book. I will pick c++ as python is in the middle of big changes, and c++ will remain very compatible even with the new standard coming.

very cool.

Thanks,
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Re: license code::blocks and wxsmith
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 06:43:56 am »
I found a post that reaffirmed that it is ok to use code::blocks and wxsmith in a project without having to distribute source code.
The projects you are developing using C::B can of course be closed source. However - if you are modifying C::B itself (or any of it's plugins) and distribute the modified version of C::B that you have to provide the source code, too. Of course this would also apply to an unmodiefied version.
Compiler logging: Settings->Compiler & Debugger->tab "Other"->Compiler logging="Full command line"
C::B Manual: http://www.codeblocks.org/docs/main_codeblocks_en.html
C::B FAQ: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=FAQ

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Re: license code::blocks and wxsmith
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 12:53:02 am »
ok-

very cool.
I can't wait to get started.

Thanks Morten.