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Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:26:48 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: Best place to discuss other lightweight libraries?

On Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:30:54 -0400
LM <> wrote:

> Musl does a great job of replacing glibc.  It's lightweight,
> well-designed and written with friendly licensing.  However, I'm
> noticing there are a lot of other standard libraries and tools on a
> typical system and often many of them are bloated or not so well
> designed.  I've been looking for a good forum to discuss using
> alternative libraries and tools.  I've checked out projects like
> Beyond Linux from Scratch and 9 and several other
> options.  I've even checked out some embedded systems mailing
> lists/forums.  Have yet to find a good forum to discuss topics like
> these with interested developers.  Does anyone know of a mailing list,
> forum, etc. where one could discuss such topics.  If so, please let me
> know.  If not, and if anyone on the list is interested in discussing
> this sort of thing further, please e-mail me. 

FWIW, that's occasionally discussed on the Puppy Linux forums (programming subforum, some threads within Puppy Projects, and some discussion elsewhere...)
Some puplets are large, some are small, and most of the developers are after a way to build a small, fast, easy-to-use system (I know of several projects they have that target systems with less than 64 megs of RAM, and they're not tossing out hotplug)

This reminds me of this comment[1] from Flash, the moderator at the Puppy Linux forums:
You guys feel free to invite the developers to join our forum. 
Explain to them how useful Puppy could be to a developer.

I begged off at the time, but should probably mention it...
Although I use Puppy rather infrequently now (read: haven't booted that in several months, maybe a year), the Puppy forum is a better community than most I've run across.


Isaac Dunham

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