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reply Etienne <etcimon gmail.com> writes:
Are we allowed to put a DMD installer on http://chocolatey.org as a 
package? I'd be interested in building a bulk installer for DMD + dub + 
Mono-D but I'm not sure about the licensing terms b/c the dmd back-end 
is supposedly proprietary.
May 05 2014
next sibling parent reply Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On 5/5/2014 4:05 PM, Etienne wrote:
 Are we allowed to put a DMD installer on http://chocolatey.org as a
 package? I'd be interested in building a bulk installer for DMD + dub +
 Mono-D but I'm not sure about the licensing terms b/c the dmd back-end
 is supposedly proprietary.

Go here (with JS on): http://www.walterbright.com/ Use the "Send email to Walter Bright" and request permission. He's known to be cool about this sort of thing. IIUC, the whole "permission" thing is just a formality necessitated by the backend's former life as part of various companies's commercial compilers.
May 05 2014
parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On 5/5/2014 4:26 PM, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
 Use the "Send email to Walter Bright" and request permission. He's known
 to be cool about this sort of thing. IIUC, the whole "permission" thing
 is just a formality necessitated by the backend's former life as part of
 various companies's commercial compilers.

Ahem, "...necessitated by **DMD's backend's** former life..."
May 05 2014
prev sibling parent reply "Vladimir Panteleev" <vladimir thecybershadow.net> writes:
On Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:05:09 UTC, Etienne wrote:
 Are we allowed to put a DMD installer on http://chocolatey.org 
 as a package? I'd be interested in building a bulk installer 
 for DMD + dub + Mono-D but I'm not sure about the licensing 
 terms b/c the dmd back-end is supposedly proprietary.

The Windows installer does not include DMD in itself, it just downloads the zip file and sets it up. You could go the same way. This way, you don't need to get permission from WB.
May 05 2014
parent reply Etienne Cimon <etcimon gmail.com> writes:
On 2014-05-05 18:21, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:05:09 UTC, Etienne wrote:
 Are we allowed to put a DMD installer on http://chocolatey.org as a
 package? I'd be interested in building a bulk installer for DMD + dub
 + Mono-D but I'm not sure about the licensing terms b/c the dmd
 back-end is supposedly proprietary.

The Windows installer does not include DMD in itself, it just downloads the zip file and sets it up. You could go the same way. This way, you don't need to get permission from WB.

Ok, so if the zip from dlang.org downloads is downloaded and unpacked on the computer automatically it's all good?
May 05 2014
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 5/5/2014 3:41 PM, Etienne Cimon wrote:
 On 2014-05-05 18:21, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Monday, 5 May 2014 at 20:05:09 UTC, Etienne wrote:
 Are we allowed to put a DMD installer on http://chocolatey.org as a
 package? I'd be interested in building a bulk installer for DMD + dub
 + Mono-D but I'm not sure about the licensing terms b/c the dmd
 back-end is supposedly proprietary.

The Windows installer does not include DMD in itself, it just downloads the zip file and sets it up. You could go the same way. This way, you don't need to get permission from WB.

Ok, so if the zip from dlang.org downloads is downloaded and unpacked on the computer automatically it's all good?

Yes, and you'll also be getting the latest that way, rather than having to constantly update your installer.
May 05 2014