Re: Glibc-based Debian GNU/KNetBSD
On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 01:59:49PM -0500, Perry E.Metzger wrote:
> If you mean that the NetBSD folks are going to abandon their libc,
> which is really nice to work with, I think you're mistaken. It is
> unlikely that they're ever going to do that. ("They" includes me,
I'm not impressed.
> If you had a list of functional deficiencies in the native libc,
> though, it would probably be possible to re-implement them and fix
> them in the native NetBSD libc. NetBSD would like to be maximally
> compatible with third party apps, so we add stuff we need all the time
> and are happy to do it. It would also likely be far less work to add a
> few dozen new functions to libc than for you to re-implement the
> userland SA framework and debug it.
Porting to a Glibc-based from another is kids play. In a few months I
started two ports and brought them to a stage that took years for a group
of people to attain.
And I have seen your "less work" patches already. Xfree86 and pam are good
examples. Have a look at them.
"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."
-- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)