Replacing zziplib

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Replacing zziplib

Post by Transporter » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:46 pm

I want to make the proposal to replace zziplib by libzip (http://www.nih.at/libzip/).

zziplib is licensed under LGPL/MPL. libzip is using BSD.
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Re: Replacing zziplib

Post by Zonder » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:00 pm

Isn't it only the archive plugin that uses it? Is it just a licensing compatibility issue?
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Re: Replacing zziplib

Post by scrawl » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:11 pm

Don't fix something that isn't broken.
If the license is causing a specific issue for you, maybe you should explain why, if you expect us to take your post seriously.
The MPL seems quite permissive to me.
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Re: Replacing zziplib

Post by Transporter » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:30 pm

scrawl wrote:The MPL seems quite permissive to me.
I agree but not my boss and the lawyers of the company.
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Re: Replacing zziplib

Post by binarycrusader » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:28 am

Transporter wrote:
scrawl wrote:The MPL seems quite permissive to me.
I agree but not my boss and the lawyers of the company.
You're free to do that yourself, but as others said, you're likely going to have to provide more motivation than a "licensing problem".

In particular, what benefits beyond licensing does this bring?

Personally, if I was going to choose a replacement, I'd choose physfs:

https://icculus.org/physfs/

That at least provides some real benefits (such as dealing with Unicode problems) and it uses a zlib-style license.
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Re: Replacing zziplib

Post by Zonder » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:31 am

binarycrusader wrote:
Transporter wrote:
scrawl wrote:The MPL seems quite permissive to me.
I agree but not my boss and the lawyers of the company.
You're free to do that yourself, but as others said, you're likely going to have to provide more motivation than a "licensing problem".

In particular, what benefits beyond licensing does this bring?

Personally, if I was going to choose a replacement, I'd choose physfs:

https://icculus.org/physfs/

That at least provides some real benefits (such as dealing with Unicode problems) and it uses a zlib-style license.
I've though for some time that Physfs should be used instead due to the amount of archive formats it handles also writing support.
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Re: Replacing zziplib

Post by Transporter » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:16 pm

libzip has write support, too. But I can also work with physfs.
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