Is there a CVS repository for the 24.7 beta 1 LS build? Only thing I can seem to find is the indiestep CVS, but I really want to take a glance at the official branch.
last I heard from the devs a daily cvs snapshot was not going to be made available, just the released build source.
Okay, thanks for the info.
I can give you the beta source, though I wouldn't recommend to base any project on it.
As a general note, not only to you but to everyone reading this, it's pure luck that I found this post here. Please stick to the LSML or email me directly about everything related to 0.24.7 if you really want the devs to know. That's what was also said in the release announcement (which you must have read). I can't possibly keep track of all questions/bug reports if they arrive not only on the LSML, in my inbox, or on IRC, but also on lokai.org, litestep.net, blizzle comments section, shellfront comments section, etc. pp. Of course I'm trying my best. ;) It's just that the chance that you're noticed is much higher if you use the LSML or my inbox. :p If all fails we'll use a dedicated 0.24.7 forum.
releasing a binary while not making the source available conflicts with GNU GPL 2 or later.
Do your homework, you're conflicting to your own license ;)
Err. You are allowed to retain the source and make it available on request IIRC. I do have the source here for beta 1 and have compiled it. It works - all I did was ask ilmcuts for it - there is no conspiracy.
The GPL only states that source must be available for released binaries...it says nothing about forcing daily snapshots.
If the daily snapshot is a released binary, it's still a released binary. It does not differenciate between test and non-test "release" builds.
Technically you must include, with the binary, one of: the source, a note on where to get the source, or a "written" offer to provide source on demand for at least 3 years after the binary release.
Nearly all of the coders in the litestep community have or are violating the GPL, myself included. No one cares because we still follow the spirit of the thing, we aren't lawyers and aren't likely to hire any to enforce this (insane) strictly worded license for litestep.
Sushi: do your homework and read the license before you start interpreting it. :p