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Re: Revert curl change made for flash

On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 16:00 +0300, Nikolay Vladimirov wrote:
> On (12/08/08 08:25), Josh Boyer wrote:
> > I'd like to formally request that this curl change be reverted:
> > 
> > * Mon Aug 11 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> 7.18.2-4
> > - make miniature library for libcurl.so.3
> > 
> > Due to the fact that it was simply made to accommodate proprietary
> > software, as described in this blog entry:
> > 
> > http://wtogami.livejournal.com/27778.html
> > 
> > There are at least a dozen other proprietary applications that could
> > "benefit" from making similar changes to other packages, and we
> > certainly wouldn't make those changes for them.  Flash should be no
> > different.
> > 
> > josh
> > 
> The change just provides some backward compatibility. It's minimal. 
> I really think it's not important why the change was made. Since it
> doesn't break anything and it doesn't waste disk space. It may be
> useful for some dead opensource projects that use the older version. 

There are better ways to do this.  Providing a compat-curl package is
the proper way.  The way it was done now is just a hack with the sole
intention of making flash work again.

> If we remove everything that helps prop stuff work we should
> remove libflashsupport and a bunch of other stuff.

You would have no objection from me there, but I'm not pushing for that
at this time.


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