Fails to build / Any development? / Licences
James A. T. Rice
James_R-iscirrtoolset at jump.org.uk
Sun Nov 6 05:30:35 UTC 2005
I've delved into the pride-tools / RAToolSet / IRRToolSet every so often
over the years, with the usual result of them failing to build cleanly on
my systems despite some trying (I'm not a c++ coder, I don't pretend to
be), at which point I usually give up and wait a few more years to try
again. I'm at that point today.
This problem still exists. OpenBSD 3.6, OpenBSD 3.8, and FreeBSD 4.2 all
failing to compile IRRToolSet, despite having made many modifications to
the code to try to coax it into compiling - and this is under gcc 2.95.3,
3.3.5, and 2.95.2.
RIPE NCC transferred maintainance of the code to ISC sometime last year,
but there doesn't seem to have been any code released since then, am I
looking in the wrong place? Do we have the ability to ask ISC or RIPE to
spend some time on IRRToolSet making it build cleanly across multiple
We still evidentally have troubles with the non commercial use licence of
the tools. A licence which exists from the RAToolSet ISI days, and
probably can't be changed without a full reimplementation of the code.
Would it be worth finding / paying someone who could reimplement the whole
toolset in a cleaner manner under a licence compatible with peoples
business needs? Possibly in a language which might be more maintainable by
the community at large, and eaiser to implement new features in (eg
The failure to do anything here just means one thing - people will
continue to not have the tools available which allow them to do sensible
policy enforcement on their peers / customers, and so fail to implement
such measures at all.
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