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Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:25:17 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Thinking about release

Hi all,

It's been mentioned that we're overdue for a release, and it looks
like we have a fair amount of new stuff since the last release. Major
changes so far:

- Accepting \n in dynamic linker path file
- Fixed broken x86_64 sigsetjmp
- Removed wrong C++ __STDC_*_MACROS checks
- Thread exit synchronization issues
- Conforming overflow behavior in clock()
- Support for large device numbers
- Math optimizations on i386
- C11 float.h macro additions
- Fixes for exceptions in fma (gcc bug workarounds)
- Fix misaligned stack when running ctors/dtors
- Support for %m modifier in scanf
- Support for using gcc intrinsic headers with musl-gcc wrapper
- PRNG fixes
- Per-process and per-thread cputime clocks and new(ish) Linux clocks

I think the ether.h functions could definitely still make it in for
this release too. inet_makeaddr, etc. could probably also be merged.
Most of the other major items left on the agenda since the last
release are probably not going to happen right away unless there's a
volunteer to do them (zoneinfo, cpuset/affinity, string functions
cleanup, C++ ABI matching, ARM-optimized memcpy) and one, the
symlink direction issue, still requires some serious discussion and

If anyone else has input for what should still go into the next
release, please jump in and discuss.


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