[Python-Dev] Build Notes for building trunk with Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition
steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Nov 23 19:00:01 CET 2007
Christian Heimes wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Why not include the prebuilt libraries of all external libs in SVN
>> as well ?
> For one I'm still using Beta 2 of the standard edition and I'm not
> allowed to distribute binaries build with the Beta. With the new
> pre-build steps it's also very easy to build the dependencies. I don't
> like to add more binaries to the svn repos.
>> BTW: Are you including the patented algorithms in the standard
>> OpenSSL build or excluding them ?
>> The patented ones are RC5, IDEA and MDC2:
>> I'd opt for not including these algorithms, as it's just
>> too easy for the user to overlook this license requirement.
> Thanks for thinking about license problems! I didn't even think about
> checking the licenses since I was under the impression that restricted
> algorithms are disabled by default.
> I've disabled IDEA in the makefiles and configure headers of openssl.
> I've also added another step to the makefile patcher in build_ssl. It
> makes sure that the three algorithms are disabled.
I believe the patent on MDC2 expired this year, though this is not an
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