[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/2] toolchain/uclibc-ng: add support for uClibc-ng

Waldemar Brodkorb wbx at openadk.org
Thu Aug 28 08:33:54 UTC 2014


Hi Thomas, all,
Thomas De Schampheleire wrote,

> Hi Waldemar, Arnout, all,
> 
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Waldemar Brodkorb <wbx at openadk.org> wrote:
> > Hi Arnout,
> > Arnout Vandecappelle wrote,
> >
> >>  Hi Waldemar,
> >>
> >> On 08/11/14 13:31, Waldemar Brodkorb wrote:
> >> > uClibc-ng is a spin-off of uClibc. uClibc-ng will do
> >> > a 1.0 release really soon. uClibc lacks releases and
> >> > the maintainer does not communicate any timeplans for
> >> > releases. For more information about uClibc-ng see:
> >> > http://www.uclibc-ng.org
> >>
> >>  What a surprising lack of reaction on this patch! I'd have expected people to
> >> welcome this very much...
> >
> > I haven't thought of many comments, but no reaction was a little bit
> > disappointing.
> 
> Keep in mind that this was during August, the stabilization month for
> 2014.08. Personally I tend to ignore any patch that adds features and
> will not make it in the release, and focus on
> stabilization/documentation alone.
> Moreover, since it's the holiday period, not everyone was around.

Yeah, I didn't whine about it, just thought to give Arnout some
feedback ;)
 
> As we've discussed the uClibc situation several times before, I'm sure
> that several core Buildroot developers are interested in the
> development of uClibc-ng, and I'm sure we'll be adding support for it
> in Buildroot.
> >
> >>  However, I'll start with immediately burning it to the ground :-) I think the
> >> situation of uClibc-ng is very similar to eglibc: it's essentially the same
> >> package, just a different version of it. So, instead of creating a whole new
> >> copy, I think it's easier to maintain if it is one more uclibc version in
> >> package/uclibc/Config.in.
> >
> > Okay, thanks for the feedback.
> >
> > In the meantime I started from scratch with the spin-off. See here
> > for details:
> > http://blog.waldemar-brodkorb.de/index.php?archives/17-English.html&serendipity[lang_selected]=en&serendipity[user_language]=en
> 
> Interesting!
> 
> I see there is a devel mailing list created, but nothing was sent
> there yet (at least according to the archives
> http://uclibc-ng.org/pipermail/devel/)
> Isn't this type of change (restarting from scratch) something to send
> to that list, rather than writing it in a blog?

You are right. Thanks. The creation of the list archive where
unfortunately broken. (permission problem in
/var/lib/mailman/archive). I have fixed it and send an e-mail as
reference.

best regards
 Waldemar


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