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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:59:12 -0800
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: Remaining agenda for 0.9.8

On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:55:00 -0500
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> PowerPC port issues:
> - adding dynamic linking support
> - resolving which definition of long double we'll use/support
> - checking for remaining omissions/bugs/etc.
> Improving app compat:
> - integrating sys/mtio.h
Everything it provides is implemented at the kernel level, so you can just drop it into include/sys/

> - integrating sys/io.h port io stuff
> - exposing sigreturn stuff needed by libunwind (?)
> In addition, there are a few things still pending that probably won't
> make it into this release cycle, but I'd like to keep them in mind
> anyway:
> - priority inheritance mutexes
> - named subarch support (armeb, arm-hardfloat, mips-softfloat, etc.)
It may be best to do this via -D/#ifdef, for situations where you need multiple sets of oddities.
I'm thinking of (mipsel-softfloat):
SUBARCH=el-softfloat = ld-musl-${ARCH}${SUBARCH}.so.1
> - math_errhandling for archs without fenv
> - major documentation improvement
In tree or out-of-tree?
> Anything I missed, or additional requests? I'm hoping to get a release
> out pretty quickly since the last release cycle was rather long, and
> this one doesn't have any invasive changes in it that would need heavy
> testing before release.
For releases that do need more testing, what would you think of rc tarballs? While git can be built with only libc as a dependency* (NO_PYTHON=1 NO_PERL=1 MSGFMT=true... if I remember right), "pull from git" does still limit your audience.

*Either I missed some variable for the installation, or you will also need to install gettext(-tiny) if you don't install with make -i install, because it counts on *.po existing.
Isaac Dunham <>

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