time for a 0.9.31 release?

Ed W lists at wildgooses.com
Sun Jun 28 11:01:32 UTC 2009


Dan E wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:21 +0200, "Carmelo AMOROSO"
> <carmelo.amoroso at st.com> wrote:
>   
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>> Carmelo AMOROSO wrote:
>>     
>>> Dan E wrote:
>>>       
>>>> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:24 +0200, "Natanael Copa"
>>>> <natanael.copa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Its now 7 months since 0.9.30 was released. Is it time for a 0.9.31
>>>>> release candidate?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>
>>>>> -nc
>>>>>           
>>>> The TODO file says NPTL will be merged in for the .30 release.  That
>>>> obviously didn't happen. 
>>>>         
>>> Anyway the NPTL branch is actually a reality, production ready C
>>> lib, running on real boxes, at least for what I can on SH4, used
>>> effectively by STMicroelectronics customers.
>>>       
>>>> I would like to see that effort finished
>>>> before .31 is released. 
>>>>         
>>> I don't have any free time currently.
>>>       
>>>> The way things are going that won't happen for
>>>> another 6 months or so.  Maybe a year. 
>>>>         
>>> You are too pessimistic
>>>       
>>>> Unfortunately, such delays are
>>>> unavoidable when a project relies on unpaid volunteers to do the heavy
>>>> lifting. 
>>>>         
>>> I'm payed by my company for doing this, but it's not the only thing
>>> I have to do.
>>>       
>>>> uClibc has gotten "good enough" for most users, and that is a
>>>> problem as far as new development goes.
>>>>         
>>> yes, uClibc (and NPTL too) is good enough thanks to all developers
>>> effort.
>>> We did new development recently (added argp and FTS support required
>>> by libdw and libwfl) that I hope to push back soon (as soon as I'll
>>> get our git on an external server, I'll send the git url, so
>>> everybody can have a look and clone).
>>>
>>>       
>> here it is
>> web access at http://git.stlinux.com/?p=stm/uclibc.git;a=summary
>>
>> for cloning:
>> git clone git://git.stlinux.com/stm/uclibc.git
>>
>>     
>>> Cheers,
>>> Carmelo
>>>       
>
> Thanks, Carmelo.  I forgot that some companies actually pay their
> employees to work on open source projects.  Both you and your company
> have my appreciation for the good work you do.  It's just frustrating at
> times to see things move so slowly.
>
> Best Regards,
> Dan E
>
>   

I'm keen to see TLS make it for x86 since it seems to be a blocker for 
supporting gcc4.x with hardened patches including SSP?

Anything I can do to help?  Could probably add a small amount to a pot 
to hire someone to work on this some more?

Ed W
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