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Licence of w32-api directx headers #400

tonytheodore opened this issue May 5, 2014 · 2 comments

Licence of w32-api directx headers #400

tonytheodore opened this issue May 5, 2014 · 2 comments


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@tonytheodore tonytheodore commented May 5, 2014

On a recent mingw-users thread, a point was raised around the way headers are developed (public documentation, clean room, reverse engineering etc.) and it made me wonder about our directx patches. This:

*  Copyright (C) 1996-2000 Microsoft Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.
*  File:       dinput.h
*  Content:    DirectInput include file

makes it seem like an unlicensed copy of Microsoft sources.

Any thoughts?

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@mabrand mabrand commented May 8, 2014

I believe I'm not qualified to have an opinion on these questions, but those headers were added to MXE a long time ago. They are probably available elsewhere these days, such as from the mingw-w64 project or Wine. We could consider simply stopping the practice of supplementing the mingw headers, which would mean dropping mingw support for a number of packages.

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@tonytheodore tonytheodore commented Oct 9, 2014

See #492

TimothyGu added a commit to TimothyGu/mxe that referenced this issue Oct 14, 2014
Fixes mxe#400 and mxe#492.

See mxe#453.

Signed-off-by: Timothy Gu <>
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