[Pidgin] #16507: Bonjour SDK not needed for Windows build

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Tue Dec 16 17:12:49 EST 2014

#16507: Bonjour SDK not needed for Windows build
 Reporter:  renatosilva  |      Owner:  datallah
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  winpidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.11      |   Keywords:
 Pidgin for Windows only requires the `dns_sd.h` header from Bonjour SDK in
 order to enable support for this protocol. There is a `dnssd.lib` binary
 which is used only when `LINK_DNS_SD_DIRECTLY` is specified, however this
 requires redistribution of the sources.

 That header seems to be licensed under 3-clause BSD, meaning it could be
 merged into the code base and eliminate the dependency on the Bonjour SDK,
 which requires registration with Apple in order to be downloaded and is
 one of the steps [[https://launchpad.net/pidgin-windev|Pidgin Windev]] for
 example cannot automate.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16507>
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