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Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl

From: Kei Kebreau
Subject: Re: octave license is incompatible with openssl
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:04:41 -0400
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Alex Vong <address@hidden> writes:

> Mike Miller <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 14:43:57 +0800, Alex Vong wrote:
>>> I thought it was an optional dependency because when I run
>>> `./configure --help', it contains the following help:
>>>   --with-openssl          use libcrypto hash routines. Valid ARGs are: 
>>> 'yes',
>>>                           'no', 'auto' => use if available, 'optional' => 
>>> use
>>>                           if available and warn if not available; default is
>>>                           'no'
>>> Perhaps someone unaware of the issue adds this? Should I open a bug
>>> report on this?
>> Thanks for pointing that out. I wasn't aware of this until now. This
>> configure option actually comes directly from the gnulib project. You'll
>> notice that the default is "no", which is exactly as it should be.
>> Octave provides some standard hash functions that are built on GPL
>> compatible functions provided by gnulib. As a side effect of enabling
>> these gnulib modules, gnulib automatically adds the `--with-openssl`
>> option to allow the user to specify that the OpenSSL libcrypto functions
>> should be used instead.
>> I couldn't find this described or documented anywhere, just had to go
>> digging through the configuration macros, e.g.
>> Cheers,
> I see. Thanks for the explaination. As Mark has pointed out, the problem
> seems to be in the curl package.
> Finally, some unrelated stuff, I hope octave would have a byte code
> interpreter soon. I would suggest to write it in rpython, it seems to be
> the easiest way to have jit these days.
> Cheers,
> Alex

IIRC, Octave has experimental JIT support using LLVM.

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