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Date: 2009-09-30 (20:30)
From: dmitry grebeniuk <gdsfh1@g...>
Subject: overbld -- OCaml / MinGW / Win32

I have an OCaml / MinGW / Win32 build system
that I've described in the post

For now, it is a mercurial repository with http pull
access with url
(so you can clone repository with
$ hg clone overbld
Some build/install documentation can be found
in files /INSTALL and /doc/mingw-msys-setup.txt.

The status is "it works for me", and I'm interested in
any patches, fixes, improvements and comments.

  The license is not included in repo, so I'm stating
the license here.  This project should be used only
for personal needs, without any distribution, and you
must accept this:
1. overbld scripts are distributed under gpl/bsd license.
2. you should not violate any "package"'s license
found at /src/package/orig/ directory,
3. nobody can distribute the default binary builds of
overbld, because overbld scripts build ocaml with
my own patches by default.
4. this "license" can be modified later, when it will
be possible to build binary packages that comply
every "package"'s license.
5. this "license" or the distribution will be fixed
as soon as possible, if it doesn't comply any of
packages' license.
6. when there will be any good enough license,
it will be placed in file /LICENSE in the overbld
repository, and this "license" (in the caml-list)
will lose any meaning.

  Despite of the numerous patches,  every
"packages"'s sources in this repository are not
modified, the sources can be found at

  The license is very far from the useful one, but I
don't know what the acceptable license could be
used here for this kind of project.

  Repository hosting is not fast -- it's my own
home host, 256kbit/s outgoing only.  I haven't found
any acceptable hosting for this kind of project. is buggy with heavy downtimes, won't host such a big repository,
google-code asks me for a license, and.. you
see, I don't know what a license there should be.
I haven't found any other good enough public
mercurial hosting.  Any ideas?