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Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:35:01 -0600
From: "A. Wilcox" <>
Subject: Re: Musl gentoo development: browsers

On 14/02/2020 14:51, Michael Forney wrote:
> Recently, I've been spending some time writing upstreamable patches
> for long standing musl incompatibilities in Firefox (and the parts it
> imports from chromium), and pushing to get them fixed finally.
> So far, I've had some good success:
> All but the last one should be available in the next Firefox release (74).
> I believe the last remaining remaining issue is usage of getcontext in
> tools/profiler. I've just filed a bug at
> I have a couple
> ideas for a fix (outlined in that bug), but haven't written a patch
> yet. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!
> In one of the reviews, the reviewer mentioned about the existence of
> build target support tiers:
> I was thinking that once Firefox can build with musl out of the box,
> it would be really great to see if we can get Mozilla to consider musl
> to be a Tier 3 target (at least x86_64), so we can avoid any musl
> regressions in the future.
> -Michael

Thank you so much for your work!  Especially on Bug 1157850, that has
been annoying me for quite a while.

Most of our work has been on the Rust integration side, and also PowerPC
(I believe mhoye added PowerPC to Tier 3 specifically because of the
combined efforts of us and Fedora.)

It would probably be best to tried and add musl as an "and" to the Tier
3 statement about the various architectures.  This way it isn't specific
to any one architecture nor maintainer, but rather a community effort
from all interested people (you, us, Void, Alpine..)

Best to you and yours,

A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux

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