Dear Intel community!
I'm new to the community, thank you for the community membership acceptance!
My topic is a rather simple one, and I'm sure you can give me an answer:
- may I ship the Intel C++ compiler/toolchain within my C++ application (probably created with an IDE, possibly with another compiler (not decided yet)) ?
To further explain: I'm creating an app (.exe) which includes a GUI and performs things, such as simulation. But, for user-defined components (typically, console interfacing with the user), he/she will need to define either a function or a class... Thereby requiring the presence of a compiler / toolchain on his/her computer -> otherwise the functionality will not work (the structure, or topology, must be dynamic - here I mean, not OOP only (e.g., selecting from a limited number of classes to create objects), since the user is supposed to define his/her own class at runtime - during program execution/usage). The structure should be dynamic (and fast - otherwise I would have tried Python).
The portions of C/C++ code that the user might create (or the application will automatically generate for him/her) will be compiled either to .dll (then, attached to my shipped large .exe), or to a standalone (small) executable -> to perform the program's task, i.e. to smulate a process.
I know that Intel C++ compiler, as toolchain for Windows, is a free tool. But, may I ship / distribute it together with my app (within a subfolder of my app) ? I'm not very accustomed to reading large licenses, to be honest (portions of the clauses I might not fully comprehend (what I may, what I may not)). However, from what I have read so far on your website in terms of license, I found that the license would practically allow me to do that (to ship/redistribute the Intel C++ compiler). I would like you to confirm that (or not). Essentially, the (main) app I'm shipping (which may be built with Intel C++ or not - I do not know now at this point) should remain closed – source, because there will be some IP associated with the tool I'm developing. This app will create some C++ (.h, .cpp) codes that the user, at a push of a button, will trigger, under the hood, the compiler/toolchain invoking, in order to obtain:
- either a .dll to be attached to the shipped .exe,
- or a standalone executable, that will be run as an external process by the shipped (application) .exe.
Of course, I can mention that parts of the software tool I'm creating are built using Intel C/C++ compiler (or, the software tool relies on your compiler) -> in the readme.txt file, also in the Help/About, in the documentation etc.
Hence, under these conditions, may I ship the Intl C++ compiler with my application, as a subfolder of the installation folder ?
Thank you for your answer and your support!
Thanks for reaching out to us.
The compiler itself isn't redistributable but you can use the runtime to redistribute in the application.
Please refer to the below link for runtime versions:
Thanks & Regards,