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GitHub - microsoft/vcpkg: C++ Library Manager for Windows, Linux, and MacOS allows for easier package management unde Visual Studio. Would it be possible/allowed to port the Vive Handtrack SDK to this package manager?

This would work for a portfile:

vcpkg_download_distfile(ARCHIVE
    URLS "https://dl.vive.com/SDK/HandTracking/ViveHandTracking_0.10.0.zip"
    FILENAME "ViveHandTracking_0.10.0.zip"
    SHA512 fc7a1e6ca1aa95c84238f112e239bcd4022377e21678a7ac5c58c767b814360eb9f483162251613186eb95fbc29646b526b94e0e496570051092c702bc71d125
)

vcpkg_extract_source_archive_ex(
    OUT_SOURCE_PATH SDK_EXTRACTED
    ARCHIVE ${ARCHIVE}
	NO_REMOVE_ONE_LEVEL
)

vcpkg_extract_source_archive_ex(
    OUT_SOURCE_PATH CPP_EXTRACTED
    ARCHIVE "${SDK_EXTRACTED}/C++/Native Binary for C++.zip"
	NO_REMOVE_ONE_LEVEL
)

if(VCPKG_TARGET_IS_WINDOWS)
    if(VCPKG_TARGET_ARCHITECTURE STREQUAL "x64")
        set(ARCH_PATH "Windows64")
    elseif(VCPKG_TARGET_ARCHITECTURE STREQUAL "x86")
        set(ARCH_PATH "Windows32")
    else()
        message(FATAL_ERROR "Package only supports x64 and x86 Windows.")
    endif()
else()
    message(FATAL_ERROR "Package only supports Windows and Linux.")
endif()

file(GLOB CPP_LIB "${CPP_EXTRACTED}/ViveHandTracking/libs/${ARCH_PATH}/*.lib")
file(COPY ${CPP_LIB} DESTINATION ${CURRENT_PACKAGES_DIR}/lib)
file(COPY ${CPP_LIB} DESTINATION ${CURRENT_PACKAGES_DIR}/debug/lib)

file(GLOB CPP_BIN "${CPP_EXTRACTED}/ViveHandTracking/libs/${ARCH_PATH}/*.dll")
file(COPY ${CPP_BIN} DESTINATION ${CURRENT_PACKAGES_DIR}/bin)
file(COPY ${CPP_BIN} DESTINATION ${CURRENT_PACKAGES_DIR}/debug/bin)

file(INSTALL ${CPP_EXTRACTED}/ViveHandTracking/include DESTINATION ${CURRENT_PACKAGES_DIR} RENAME include)

# # Handle copyright
file(INSTALL "${SDK_EXTRACTED}/PLEASE READ DOCUMENTATION FIRST" DESTINATION ${CURRENT_PACKAGES_DIR}/share/vive-handtrack-sdk RENAME copyright)

The only issue is licensing. 3.a.iv says "You are not permitted to: publish, rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, distribute, transfer, disclose, or otherwise provide the SDK or any application that uses the SDK to any third party, except as expressly permitted herein;". This is SDK ditribution, isn't it?

Anyways, if this IS allowed, it would be great if the archives would include the license file (see last line of the provided portfile draft). 

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Hi @EniacMlezi

Thanks for the work on vcpkg portfile. Since the current release is only 0.x, so we don't consider providing integration with other build systems at the moment.

This might change after v1.0 release, and we may consider shipping license in the provided zip as well.

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