Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:03:57 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Initial work on post-1.0 roadmap On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 01:46:30AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > This message is purely some notes for tracking and possible discussion > of things to do after musl 1.0 is released. I'm leaning towards (but > undecided) maintaining separate 1.0.x and 1.1.x branches after the 1.0 > release, the 1.0.x being just bug-fixes and backports of non-invasive > changes, and real development taking place in the 1.1.x series. The > below items should probably then be arranged into a 1.1.x-series > roadmap based on how much seems reasonable to get done per release > (roughly, per month), and which features are in the highest demand. One more item (well, a big multi-part item): Security features -- RELRO processing in the dynamic linker, a replacement for _FORTIFY_SOURCE (as a layer on top of libc's headers rather than part of libc's headers), making it possible to build libc itself with stack-protector, possibly nonstandard interfaces needed for using kernel security features well, adapting malloc's footer bookkeeping to make it difficult to preserve footer when performing buffer overflows, ... Rich
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