On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 04:17 +0300, Sami Liedes wrote:
> I grepped the source tarballs in Lenny (testing) main section for the
> note "DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - it is generated by Glade." which
> indicates the file is generated using the Glade UI editor. Then I
> checked if these packages have any *.glade* files, which would be the
> Glade projects, i.e. the "source code" (at least in the GPL sense,
> "preferred form of modification") for these. For those of these
> packages for which this is not a false alarm, I believe this would
> fail DFSG #2, and for those being licensed under GPL, it would
> probably make them non-distributable.
No. It would just mean that Glade was used to *originally* create the
file but then the file *has* been modified (many, many times) but the
warning simply hasn't been removed.
Glade no longer even generates the C files. Glade-2 did, Glade-3 does
not. (Try it, load glade-3, create a .glade file and try to get the
interface.c, support.c and callbacks.c source code files.)
Therefore, no matter what the C files say, it is no longer possible to
generate the C files using the current version of Glade and the C files
MUST be the preferred form for modification!
I'm sorry, but it appears that you have misunderstood Glade.
> I haven't filed bugs for any of these, save for tangogps which was the
> first case I encountered and after which I got the idea to do this.
I do not think that any bugs are appropriate here. The behaviour you
seek to utilise has been removed from the program that you assert as the
generator of the preferred form.
Absolute false positive - the C files have been heavily modified by