Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:24:27 +0000 From: Justin Cormack <justin@...cialbusservice.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Drafting 1.0 announcements On 10 Mar 2014 06:23, "Rich Felker" <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > > The below are DRAFTS, not actual announcements of a release. I'm > posting them now in search of suggestions for improving them. > > Rich Oh and a mention of static linking might be good too it is a common entry point to using Musl. > > 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. > Content of type "text/html" skipped
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