Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Aug 2013 13:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The first production batch of Jolla smartphones has been fully booked by consumers and selected sales channels. Jolla launched its first smartphone at the #JollaLoveDay event inMay. At the same time, Jolla kicked off an online pre-order campaign, which reached its first batch limit by mid-July. Online pre-orders were received from 136 countries in all.

I'm one of those who pre-ordered, so it's good news for me. They won't reveal just how many people placed a pre-order, but they do state that a typical batch (as mentioned) is about 50000 units.

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RE[7]: Comment by Fergy
by shmerl on Wed 21st Aug 2013 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Fergy"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

If Debian hasn't moved back to glibc, then I doubt Ubuntu did either.


I'm not even aware that Debian moved away from glibc ;) glibc is the ubiquitous libc used in desktop Linux, and in such mobile ones like Mer derivatives. I dind't specifically check Ubuntu Phone, but I assumed it uses glbc as well.

Edited 2013-08-21 20:17 UTC

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RE[8]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Aug 2013 20:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Fergy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well they got fed up with this Ulrich Drepper guy and went to another project or forked it.

If this chap or his project weren't being helpful to bug reports etc. Then most likely it would put a lot of devs off from using it, especially when embarking on a new OS project.

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RE[9]: Comment by Fergy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 21st Aug 2013 22:43 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Fergy"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, he was a jerk. He basically decided that glibc was x86 and amd64 only. Glibc was run like his only personal fifedom. He was a very talented developer, but with poor social/management skills. glibc was largely written by his considerable effort.

But yeah debian got tired of having stuff rejected by him so they started using the embedded version eglibc which was source and binary compatible, but had other patches for non x86 systems. I don't think they've switched back yet.

Here's the osnews story when that happened:

http://www.osnews.com/story/21441/Debian_Switching_to_EGLIBC

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RE[8]: Comment by Fergy
by phoenix on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 18:29 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Fergy"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Just look at the output of

aptitude show libc6

On any recent Debian or Ubuntu release. Is eglibc, not glibc.

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