Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:59:07 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Progress towards 1.1.4 A lot of off-the-roadmap stuff has come up lately that's prevented making progress towards the roadmap goals for 1.1.4: all the problems I've been fixing with atomics and stat bits on the less-used archs, patch submissions, dealing with gcc 4.9.1 still being broken, and fixing various bugs I found in the process working on all of the above. As for the roadmap, getting the or1k port merged was a big step. I've been working with Stefan Kristiansson on support for porting for quite a while, and now that it's merged and my role is back to just applying fixes as they come up, I should be able to get back to the other tasks that are remaining. The big ones at this point are: - Adding locale file loading. There's still some "policy" stuff to be discussed with regards to what env vars get used, etc. but I think the discussions so far have produced enough ideas that the big remaining task is actual implementation. - Merging and hardening the mo-file lookup code I wrote (as discussed in the earlier mailing list threads, it should be hardened in case untrusted files ever get used) and enabling LC_TIME and LC_MESSAGES translations. - Implementing punycode encode/decode (and possibly stringprep? only if needed to avoid introducing related security weaknesses) for IDN support. - Solving the long-standing if_nameindex and getifaddrs lack of support for unconfigured and v6-only interfaces. Given other non-musl things I need to get done, I'm not sure if all of the above will happen by the end of the month. We could push the release back a bit, or possibly omit one or both of the last two items, although I know they've been getting pushed back for quite a while now. I don't want to omit the locale stuff since making a release with the framework but no functionality looks really bad (the cost is there, but none of the benefits). Rich
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