Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th May 2009 17:41 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Debian and its clones Via LWN, we found a blog post of a Debian maintainer which announces a new package: EGLIBC, a compatible reimplementation of the GNU glibc which "which will soon replace the GNU C Library". Apparently the primary reason is the sadly famous bad maintainership aptitude of Ulrich Drepper, the main libc maintainer.
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RE: Ulrich Drepper
by vivainio on Wed 6th May 2009 18:42 UTC in reply to "Ulrich Drepper"
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According to the Bug-Reports 'Discussions' he's having with some fellow developpers... He does look like a major asshole.

If those bugzilla discussions are anything to go by, not really.

Stressed out & defensive after repeated confrontation, more like. Bugzilla (where people are doing real work) shouldn't really become a soap opera for drama-thirsty outsiders.

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RE[2]: Ulrich Drepper
by Vanders on Wed 6th May 2009 20:16 in reply to "RE: Ulrich Drepper"
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No, the BugZilla entries are pretty illustrative of how Ulrich is. Those entries in BugZilla are very similar in tone to many of his posts on libc-alpha mailing list.

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