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Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:57:54 -0700
Subject: Re: Current status: important changes since 0.9.11

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:12:34PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> New features:
> - Zoneinfo time zone support
> - PIE support on arm
> - Sub-archs for endian and float abi variants (mipsel, armhf, etc.)
> - Better support for non-root installs of dynamic linker
> - Make popen/posix_spawn work on qemu app-level emulation
>   (working around a difficult-to-fix qemu bug)


> Bugs fixed:
> - Missing close-on-exec flags (possible fd leaks in threaded programs)
> - Failure of make install to install bits headers in some circumstances
> - Invalid phdr pointers passed back from dl_iterate_phdr
> - Broken static-linked TLS on arm, mips, and powerpc
> - Integer overflows in date/time conversion
> I'd still like to get a couple more things in before making a release,
> especially the symlink direction (this issue still needs discussion)

Would this work?
	install -D -m 755 $< $@ && \
	ln -s $(LDSO_PATHNAME) $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)/ || \
	install -D -m 755 $< $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)/

> and Andre's work on ARM-optimized memcpy (should we go with the C
> version or the originally-proposed asm?). The CPU affinity stuff is
> also still a possible candidate to make it in. Oh, and the new crt1.c
> idea could probably go in too, even though it won't be used much yet
> except possibly adding PIE support on mips, powerpc, and microblaze.
> Rich

Isaac Dunham

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