Erik Andersen has announced version 0.9.8 of uClibc, a C library for embedded Linux systems . . .
After many months of initial development, we are pleased to announce the release of uClibc 0.9.8. This release should be quite solid, and is very usable. This also, hopefully, marks a transition from a slow incubation phase to a more methodical release cycle. From now one, there should be approximately one release per month.
uClibc (aka µClibc/pronounced yew-see-lib-see) is It is much smaller then the GNU C Library, but nearly all applications supported by the glibc also work perfectly with uClibc. Porting applications from glibc to uClibc typically involves just recompiling the source code. uClibc supports standard Linux systems (such as x86, strongArm, and powerpc), and also supports MMU-less (also known as uClinux or µClinux) systems, such as those based on the Coldfire, dragonball, or arm7tdmi microcontrollers. If you are building an embedded Linux system and you find that glibc is eating up too much space, you should consider using uClibc instead. If you are building an ultra fast fileserver with 12 Terabytes of storage, then you probably want to use glibc . . .
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