Wine Conference: Restrictions due to Borland patent
In a talk at the Wine Developer Conference in Stuttgart Wine developer Dimitri O. Paun points out restrictions of Winelib development due to a Borland software patent. Borland's software patent means that an important feature to the Gnu Compiler Collection project cannot be applied. Winelib support would depend on that patch.
Dimitri O. Paun talk on future development
Raw transcript 21:31
- Probably this is not gonna happen. and... I know, I know. There has been a patch for a while. Yes, Essentially there is GCC.... We need exception support in the compiler but that is patented by Borland. There is a patch to add such support to GCC but it cannot go in....No. ..is in Win 32 exceptions.. right..So. This is not gonna happen ...and all honestly .. It's not a priority for any of us. It's just some... If somebody wants to do only that and they have a way of somehow doing it, that would not break the patent, you know, would be good.