• Subject: Re: New RPGIV functionality
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 00:32:23 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Scott,

These are very good points.

Sometimes it's hard enough to write a black box, now you have to write an
install that understands what OS level is in use.
Not to mention the security issues.

The gnu license is available for your review on the web and tries to hold one
harmless.  Basically all code is "as is", no warranty expressed or implied.

I'll throw one out for the more capable: the first tool is an
install/uninstall wizard.

I, too, have some nifty (IMHO) functions but they require a half dozen
programs and /COPY members along with a usage guide.  Some have been built
upon, and have dependency on, other functions.  This did happen under the old
tools library so the install wizard has to incorporate a declaration of
corequisite.

I've seen distributions that came in both zip and SAVF flavors and the zip
required more manual intervention to install.  Although I have not
investigated as to why you could not zip a SAVF to reduce filesize/download
time.


Scott Klement wrote:

> Hi Bob!
>
> I've actually got some code that I'd be willing to contribute to
> something like this, but before doing so, I need to learn and
> understand more about licensing of free software.
>
> I'm petrified that I'll end up getting sued or something like that,
> and I need to understand more about it.
>
> <<snip>>
>
> It'd also be interesting to see how the software would be distributed
> since many of my programs have multiple source members associated
> with them (DDS, RPG source, service programs, /copy files, etc)
> would we want to zip them all together?  or perhaps make a source PF
> with all the members, and use SAVF to distribute it?   Would we
> include a CL program or something similar that would automatically
> create all the objects in the order in which they're needed?
>
> Forgive me if these questions seem strange.  In the shop that I work
> in, I compile and install the software that I write.  I don't have
> to try to figure out how to make it easy for someone else to install..
>
> Scott Klement
> Information Systems Manager
> Klement's Sausage Co, inc.
>

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