[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] toolchain/uClibc: add support of uClibc-ng

Alexey Brodkin Alexey.Brodkin at synopsys.com
Wed Aug 26 14:28:08 EDT 2015

Hi John,

On Wed, 2015-08-26 at 20:20 +0200, John Crispin wrote:
> Hi,
> On 26/08/2015 20:11, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > uClibc-ng is a spin-off of original uClibc, see http://www.uclibc-ng.org/
> > 
> > We try to regularly add changes from uClibc to uClibc-ng.
> > We even sent patches and bug reports to the uClibc mailing list.
> > The config file is compatible between uClibc-ng 1.0 and uClibc git master.
> > This might change in the future.
> > 
> > Our main goal is to provide regularly a stable and tested release
> > to make embedded system developers happy.
> > 
> > The main advantage of uClibc-ng over olde good uClibc is regular releases
> > so there's no need to keep tons of patches on top of years old
> >
> > 
> why do you not use musl ? it is actively support rather than being
> hooked on life support.

The point is I'm about to submit patch with support of new architecture (ARC)
in OpenWRT. And unfortunately the only libc we have now is uClibc.

And since "original" uClibc lack recent releases (where ARC support might exist
as we're in uclibc's master branch for quite some time already) I went forward
with uClibc-ng which sees releases much more often and in released tarballs
we already have support of ARC.

So I understand that other architectures may not benefit a lot from newer
uClibc but for us (ARC) there's no other way.

Hope that makes sense.

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