Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:22:43 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com 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. Rich 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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