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Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2013 17:28:42 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Update (Re: Pending issues for next release)

On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 07:31:44PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> Here's a quick list of open issues that we might want to take care of
> before another release:
> - ARM-optimized memcpy, etc.
> - put*ent functions in pwd/shadow/etc.
> - program_invocation_name
> - Posssible misaligned access bugs in mbsrtowcs (?)
> - [u]intmax_t underlying type mismatches ABI on 64-bit systems (?)
> - dn_skipname
> - switching symlink direction

All of these except the ARM asm and symlink direction are finished. I
still want to do the symlink direction, but I'm looking for a clean
solution to the problem that it breaks build-only installs where the
user does not have permissions to install the dynamic loader.

But basically, this means the goals for release have largely been met.

> And a few things that have been on the agenda but neglected for a long
> time, which may stay that way unless anybody's excited about moving
> them forward quickly:
> - zoneinfo
> - inet_makeaddr
> - scanf %m modifier
> - getifaddrs
> - cpuset/affinity
> - ether.h functions

Of these, getifaddrs is mostly done and presently in the repository.
Haven't seen any action on the rest. As mentioned in the recent scanf
thread, I discovered some conformance issues in scanf related to
implementation of the %m modifier, and these will need to wait until
after the next release. Haven't seen any interest in addressing the
others, so they'll need to wait too, I think.


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