[Xcb] src/xcb_des.c

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Fri Sep 16 08:27:22 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-16 at 07:54 -0400, Trevor Woerner wrote:
> xcb_des.c:
> 	touch xcb_des.c
> (which could be made easier this way:
> xcb_des.c:
> 	touch $@
> )

Only on GNU Make, if I'm not mistaken. :-)

> If nothing else perhaps we could .cvsignore it, but otherwise my only 
> guess is that it was put there to influence the build process itself. 
> (??)

I was just talking with Bart about that file yesterday.

See, we want a DES implementation in XCB, and we had one in CVS briefly.
The problem is that many of us live in the US, and freedesktop.org is
hosted here, and we've been confused for a long time about how to deal
with US crypto export regulations. Different people have told me
different things, from "Just put it up: fd.o has permission to export
anything" to "Send e-mail to the State Department every time someone
downloads that file, like Debian does." Bart is somewhere in
between. :-)

I'd probably be happier if we had advice from a lawyer; but in the
absence of that, digging out whatever instructions Bart had found and
trying to follow them will probably tell us whether they're correct.

Meanwhile, I never added the file to .cvsignore because whenever we put
the code back in I really don't want to accidentally not commit it or

By the way, I still have the xcb_des.c,v file that was briefly in the
repository. If we get the legal stuff straightened out, putting the code
back should be straight-forward, and then XCB will once again have
support for XDM-AUTH-1.

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