Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:59:12 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Progress on roadmap to 0.9.13 Progress towards 0.9.13 is pretty much on-schedule. The cpuset/affinity, arm memcpy, and iconv kr/tw/hk tasks are mostly complete. nsz is working on the 387 math asm task, and I've started on the getaddrinfo and legacy resolver functions task. I still need to do all the work on strftime field widths; that's untouched so far. So are most of the secondary targets. One key target for 0.9.13 which I didn't cover above is improving "make install" and possibly tweaking the symlink strategy for libc.so and ld-musl.so. At several times in the past, I was fairly convinced that it makes more sense to reverse the symlink direction and have libc.so point to ld-musl.so rather than the other way around. However, I keep going back to doubting that there's any good reason for it to change. So if there are people who still care about this issue, I'd really like to hear you speak up _now_ rather than 2 days before the next release, or after the next release. If there's no progress on justifying changes, I think the only changes I'm going to make in this area are to fix lack-of-atomicity issues during installation. Today, August 15, puts us at the beginning of the projected release window for 0.9.13; any time in the next two weeks would still be well within the window, and I think that's still a viable goal. If some key targets get left out of this release, I may aim to add one more step in the roadmap before 1.0, but I hope to avoid doing that. One thing that's not in the current roadmap is additional ports. The possibility of additional ports in any of the upcoming releases (even 1.0 as long as the new ports are labeled experimental) is something I've had in mind for a long time, but as I'm probably not going to have time to spend on ports in addition to meeting the rest of the goals I have, the bulk of the work on additional ports would need to come from other contributors. Rich
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