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Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:22:43 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Drafting 1.0 announcements

The below are DRAFTS, not actual announcements of a release. I'm
posting them now in search of suggestions for improving them.


Short release announcement for freecode and anyone already familiar
with musl just needing to know about the new release:

    This release adds support for a soft-float ABI variant on MIPS as
    well as new experimental ports to SuperH and x32 (the new 32-bit
    ABI for x86_64). Two floating point printf bugs have been fixed
    including a rounding error and off-by-one buffer overflow that
    could occur only when printing certain denormal values with
    thousands of places of precision. A second overflow issue was
    fixed in wcsxfrm where a buffer length of zero was misinterpreted.
    Several other minor bug fixes and compatibility improvements have
    also been made.

Blurb for news sites that accept moderate-length submissions:

    The musl libc project has released version 1.0, the result of
    three years of development and testing. Musl is a lightweight,
    fast, simple, MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to
    the GNU C library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic. At this
    point musl provides all mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces (plus a
    lot of widely-used extensions), and well over 5000 packages are
    known to build successfully against musl.

    Several options are available for trying musl. Compiler toolchains
    are available from the musl-cross project, and several new
    musl-based Linux distributions are available (Sabotage and
    Snowflake, among others). Some well-established distributions
    including OpenWRT and Gentoo now have musl-based variants too, and
    others (Aboriginal, Alpine, Bedrock, Dragora) are in the process
    of switching to musl as their default libc.

    [Optional: provide links for all other projects mentioned?]

Or a bit shorter, for sites that don't accept long submissions:

    Musl libc 1.0 is now available. Musl is a light, fast, simple,
    MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to the GNU C
    library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic, providing all
    mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces plus many widely-used
    extensions. Well over 5000 packages are known to build against
    musl. Several musl-based Linux distributions are now available
    including musl-based variants of OpenWRT and Gentoo and several
    new distributions built around musl. Compiler toolchains are also
    available from the musl-cross project.

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