[Ironruby-core] zlib implementation

Mike Moore blowmage at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 19:59:55 EDT 2007


On 9/12/07, Eric Nicholson <enicholson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Good point Mike.
>
> In addition to the System.IO.Compression route, there is already a managed
> zlib implementation at http://www.componentace.com/zlib_.NET.htm  They
> have a very permissive license:
>
> "Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
> this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
> this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
> and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> Neither the name of ComponentAce nor the names of its contributors may be
> used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
> specific prior written permission."
>
> What's the policy on including other OSS components?  Any chance that this
> could be used?


I'd love an answer to this question.  If we reuse an existing library it has
to be compatible with the MsPL.  So which licenses are compatible?

-Eric
>
> On 9/12/07, Mike Moore <blowmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'd assume a managed library for cross platform compatibility.  Is
> > anyone familiar with the difference between Zlib and
> > System.IO.Compression?  Is it possible to use wrap System.IO.Compressionto get a compatible Ruby Zlib lib?  Or do we need a new managed Zlib
> > implementation?
> >
> > On 9/12/07, Eric Nicholson < enicholson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On the ironruby.net page it says that you're looking for a zlib
> > > implementation.  Is that a managed re-implementation of zlib or a managed
> > > wrapper around the unmanaged zlib library?
> > >
> > > Cheers!
> > >
> > > -Eric
> > >
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