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: NOt really sure what to think
by bnolsen on Wed 6th May 2009 22:45 UTC in reply to "NOt really sure what to think"
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

I don't see how this is offensive...or how Linux isn't good for commercial development. An application can be compiled with a specific "max version" of symbols to use. elibc could provide compatibility with say (for example) glibc 2.4 symbols and probably be fine for most things.

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