[FE training-materials-updates] slides: eglibc update

Michael Opdenacker michael.opdenacker at free-electrons.com
Fri Mar 14 12:23:24 CET 2014

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commit 70e15d4e5c624bd3e848188cd51ad33f912860ff
Author: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker at free-electrons.com>
Date:   Fri Mar 14 12:22:49 2014 +0100

    slides: eglibc update
    Signed-off-by: Michael Opdenacker <michael.opdenacker at free-electrons.com>


 slides/c-libraries/c-libraries.tex |   16 ++++++++--------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/slides/c-libraries/c-libraries.tex b/slides/c-libraries/c-libraries.tex
index 7764d35..afab3bb 100644
--- a/slides/c-libraries/c-libraries.tex
+++ b/slides/c-libraries/c-libraries.tex
@@ -54,8 +54,9 @@
     including consumer electronic devices
   \item Supported by all commercial embedded Linux providers (proof of
-  \item Unfortunately, the last release is from May 2012, and the
-        maintainer seems to ignore patches. Dead project?
+  \item Warning: though some development is still happening,
+        the maintainers have stop making releases since May 2012.
+        The project is in trouble.
@@ -66,17 +67,16 @@
     \item {\em Embedded glibc}, LGPL license too
     \item Variant of glibc, better adapted
-      to the needs of embedded systems.
+      to the needs of embedded systems, because of past
+      disagreement with glibc maintainers.
     \item eglibc's goals include reduced footprint, configurable
       components, better support for cross-compilation and
     \item Can be built without support for NIS, locales, IPv6, and many
       other features.
-    \item Strives to be source and binary compatible with glibc
-    \item eglibc changes are progressively being merged back to glibc
-      (thanks to new glibc maintainers). 
-    \item The Debian distribution has switched to eglibc too,
-      \url{http://blog.aurel32.net/?p=47}
+    \item Fortunately for eglibc, the glibc maintainer has changed
+      and its features are now being accepted into glibc. Version 2.19
+      (Feb. 2014) is supposed to be the last release.
     \item \url{http://www.eglibc.org}

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