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bug #21769: Windows installer incorrectly forces end-users to accept GPL

Submitted by:  Adrien Beau <adrienbeau>
Submitted on:  Fri Mar 7 22:20:28 2014  
Category: BugSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group:  None of the others
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Sergey Popov <loonycyborg>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 1.11.11Operating System: Windows 7

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Sat Aug 15 09:16:49 2015, comment #2:

Removed the "you have to accept [...] to continue" text and changed the button text to "$(^NextBtn)", which is a NSIS LangString and thus localized.

Sebastia K├Âlle <aquileia>
Project Member
Sat Mar 8 14:40:20 2014, comment #1:

While changing button is trivial, different wording would require translations for all languages supported by wesnoth. This will require integration with wesnoth i18n infrastructure. Currently only NSIS's own i18n is used and frankly I'd prefer it to be implemented there, given that a lot of projects need this functionality.

Sergey Popov <loonycyborg>
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Fri Mar 7 22:20:28 2014, original submission:

The second screen of the Windows installer is a pretty typical license agreement screen. It displays the GPL and then says (rough translation back from French): "If you accept the conditions of the user license, click on 'I accept' to continue. You must accept the user license so you can install Battle for Wesnoth."

However, the GPL is a distribution and modification license. It does not cover installation and usage of the program. Quoting the GPL:

> Activities other than copying, distribution and
> modification are not covered by this License; they
> are outside its scope. The act of running the program
> is not restricted (...)

Apparently the behavior of NSIS is difficult to alter, so other projects (notably VLC) have changed the wording of the screen and of the button so that it has become a statement of rights rather than a user agreement screen:


Adrien Beau <adrienbeau>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Fri Nov 6 10:42:57 2015loonycyborgOpen/ClosedOpen=>Closed
    Sat Aug 15 09:16:48 2015aquileiaStatusNone=>Fixed
    Sat Mar 8 01:04:38 2014shadowmasterAssigned toNone=>loonycyborg
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