Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:07:56 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: musl 0.8.8 released; all users should upgrade or patch Hi everyone, I've released musl 0.8.8 including a fix for the buffer overflow issue discovered yesterday. Release summary: Fix for critical buffer overflow vulnerability in fprintf with unbuffered files. Major math library correctness and performance improvements, including x86 assembly. New floating point parser/converter with correct rounding, new scanf that corrects many corner-case errors, and new wcstod/f/ld (previously missing). Various compatibility improvements and small bug fixes. http://www.etalabs.net/musl/releases/musl-0.8.8.tar.gz With this release, musl seems to have complete interface-level coverage of ISO C99 and POSIX 2008. There are still some features missing, however; for example, the 'm' modifier to scanf (for auto malloc) does not work. Further development in the 0.8 series will aim to fix these last deficiencies, bring the wctype functions up to date with current Unicode, and further optimize, clean up, and simplify the math, float parsing, and scanf code. I'd also like to get the in-progress _BSD_SOURCE feature test macro patchset finished and integrated. If all goes well, we might just have one or two more releases in this series before 0.9 begins. Looking towards 0.9, at that point I'd like to be optimizing the regex engine (TRE), adding dlopen support for static-linked programs, porting to at least one or two more important targets (like mips), adding a few more important encodings to iconv, and writing documentation for musl. And probably some other things I forgot. Just looked back at the list archives and my original goals for 1.0, and it seems we're nearly there, and already exceeding the goals in some areas like application compatibility. A big thanks goes out to everyone who's been testing and reporting the issues you run into building apps! Rich
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