Re: Cooperation between EL/IX and LSB
> In the Linux Standard Base (LSB) we have often wished there were a bit
> more coordination between EL/IX and the LSB
> (http://www.linuxbase.org/) since after all the EL/IX level 4 API is
> probably pretty much synonymous with the LSB API (the efforts are not
> quite the same, for one thing the LSB also is working on an ABI,
> anyway, the point is there is overlap not that we're identical).
Seems like a good idea. We would be happy to work with the LSB to ensure
compatibility between EL/IX and the LSB spec. As an initial step we will
examine the possibility of formalizing the LSB as the definition of EL/IX
> * If EL/IX would be interested in adding a link from the EL/IX web
> site to linuxbase.org, that would be great.
> * Linuxbase.org is currently a distributed (that is, support from many
> vendors) effort that maintains our specification via CVS - see
> We would like to ask whether EL/IX would be interested in
> maintaining the EL/IX specification in the same way. In particular,
> the LSB spec is maintained in a combination of
> MySQL/DocBook/makefiles which, although somewhat complicated, makes
> it easy to add additional columns for "included in EL/IX level 1"?
> "included in EL/IX level 2"? And so on. It already has columns for
> Single Unix Spec, POSIX, &c.
Ok, we will take a look and see how this might work. The EL/IX std has more
complexity with regard to options, but should be able to find ways of