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task #12501: Submission of Figl

Submitted by:  Andy Wingo <wingo>
Submitted on:  Thu Feb 28 09:13:52 2013  
Should Start On: Thu Feb 28 00:00:00 2013Should be Finished on: Sun Mar 10 00:00:00 2013
Category: Project ApprovalPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: DonePrivacy: Public
Percent Complete: 100%Assigned to: Aljosha Papsch <alip2890>
Open/Closed: ClosedEffort: 0.00

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Mon Jul 15 09:04:30 2013, comment #5:

> Have you finished the evaluation process on
> http://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html ?

Yes, Figl is now accepted as part of GNU. A mail was sent to new-gnu and savannah-hackers-private 2013-07-04.

Daniel Hartwig <wigs>
Sat May 25 13:12:14 2013, comment #4:

What I totally forgot to ask: You specified "Official GNU Software" as the project type. Have you finished the evaluation process on http://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html ? If not, don't worry. I can accept your project as "non-GNU software" and change it once you completed the evaluation there.

Aljosha Papsch <alip2890>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Sat May 25 13:07:17 2013, comment #3:


I'm accepting your project. You will receive a message with further details about the approval.

Best regards.

Aljosha Papsch <alip2890>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri May 24 08:28:15 2013, comment #2:


Sorry for the delay. I believe I have addressed all points.

You can get an updated tarball at the same URI:

Or view the most recent commits to see just the changes:

Any Figl files now without copyright notice are considered trivial (such as guile.am).


Daniel Hartwig <wigs>
Wed Mar 13 18:50:44 2013, comment #1:


thanks for submitting your project to Savannah! I'm sorry about the delay. I couldn't find time to start evaluation until now. I'm finished now and found the following issues:

Not all copyrightable files contain copyright and license notices. For example the Makefile.am and configure.ac files need one, as well as the example files. Please add the copyright and license notices where they are missing. Copyrightable are all non-trivial files longer than 10 lines.

This is also true for the documentation. I see that you included the GPL notice in figl.texi. That's alright but you must include a copy of the license in the documentation as well. For example, some projects create a gpl.texi file (or whatever the license is called) with the license text and include it in a chapter named after the license.

Please update your files and upload a new tarball on the bottom of the task page.

Best regards!

Aljosha Papsch <alip2890>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Thu Feb 28 09:13:52 2013, original submission:

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: Figl
  • System Name: guile-figl
  • Type: Official GNU software
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPLv3+)


Figl is a binding of the OpenGL graphics API for the GNU Guile programming environment.

The "F" in Figl is for "foreign", as Figl is built with Guile's dynamic foreign function interface, without writing any C at all. This approach is particularly appropriate for binding OpenGL, as typical OpenGL implementations support different base versions, then add a bunch of extensions on top. Using the FFI lets Figl provide interfaces from later versions, but without requiring those versions and extensions.

Figl binds all of OpenGL with a low-level binding. It also attempts to provide a more Scheme-friendly layer on top. All of its interfaces are fully documented.

Other Software Required:

Guile: http://www.gnu.org/software/guile/

Other Comments:

The binding is generated from upstream documentation and specifications. These documents and specifications are under a LGPL-compatible license; the copyright statement is included in full in those files that include derived work.

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Andy Wingo <wingo>


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