On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 15:34 +0100, Julian Sikorski wrote:
as you might already know, I submitted bsnes for review a while ago .
One of the issues pointed out is that it uses its own copies of system
libs - ntsc filter, zip and jma, possibly others. I did contact the
author a while ago (regarding zip), and he said that local zip copy is
needed for windows. I guess he does not really care.
On the other hand, I think that if the usage of system-wide libs could
be conditionalised in an easy and transparent way, he would not mind a
patch. I can't prepare it myself (I cannot code), but if someone
prepares such patch, I am willing to push it upstream - otherwise we
cannot use it since the license is quite restrictive. We can as well
ignore the problem and leave the situation as is. What do you think?
I think ignoring the problem is not an option. Private copies of system
libraries is seriously un-cool, see
I've just attached a patch to Bz 15 which makes bsnes use the system zlib (it builds
but that's as far as I've tested it) but IMHO the same thing should be done for
the other included libs included libs as well.