[macstl-dev] Re: macstl 0.2 is finally here! whew...
pauljbaxter at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 1 07:11:47 WST 2005
I want to congratulate you on your work. Its been evident from your posts on
the altivec list that you love this stuff and are very good with it.
Any chance of outlining future plans for MacSTL beyond the yellow, red/green
blocks in vec-common-interface? It may help those of us considering the
redistributable license. Its quite a commitment (particularly if just
wanting to use this on Intel/AMD) without knowing a very broad outline of
what is going to be added over the course of the next year. $499 for rights
to use in my commercial code was fine as a disposable 'try it out' price,
$2499 was a bit of a surprise. (though I understand the need to eat as well
I've seen the coloured feature boxes, but it doesn't make clear whether for
instance you may devote more effort to bringing the x86 platform intrinsics
onto a par with the altivec ones. For instance I am interested in
implementation of complex numbers of the x86 platform and despite my
realisation the 'Mac'STL may never truly be as well supported on x86 as on
the PowerPC, I would be interested to know your take on things.
On a separate note, perhaps you could explain if your code might be used
with something like GPL'ed code. Is your open source code amenable to being
published within a GPL'd context (given GPL's 'viral' nature) or is it
limited to open source that only supports your reciprocal license?
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