[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/5] configure: Add an explicit check and option for nvcc

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Feb 27 00:08:38 EET 2019

On Tue, 26 Feb 2019, at 21:36, Soft Works wrote:
> I'm not sure if the role of nvcc has been fully understood.
> nvcc is some kind of 'pre-compiler' which is not distributed or linked to.
> Distributing GPL code that was compiled with MSVC doesn't require the
> MSVC compiler to be open source as well.

Unfortunately, this is not clear at all, and has been debated quite a few time, and most projects have a different understanding of this issue. Especially since MSVC is not shipped with Windows.

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