"The musl libc project has released version 1.0, the result of three years of development and testing. Musl is a lightweight, fast, simple, MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to the GNU C library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic. At this point musl provides all mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces (plus a lot of widely-used extensions), and well over 5000 packages are known to build successfully against musl.
Several options are available for trying musl. Compiler toolchains are available from the musl-cross project, and several new musl-based Linux distributions are already available (Sabotage and Snowflake, among others). Some well-established distributions including OpenWRT and Gentoo are in the process of adding musl-based variants, and others (Aboriginal, Alpine, Bedrock, Dragora) are adopting musl as their default libc."
(Score: 3, Funny) by TheloniousToady on Thursday March 20 2014, @05:05PM
Personally, I think it's part of the ongoing conspiracy to subvert our Software Freedom by providing technically superior software under a license that's more permissive than the GPL. Complaints from Richard Stallman [slashdot.org] are sure to follow.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 21 2014, @08:50AM
"technically superior" is very much in the eyes of the beholder, or at least in the eyes of the person deciding on the testing criteria. Even then, today gcc still wins in almost all categories that matter, and is better for you too.
And don't forget, RMS's criteria is likely not the same as yours, so it's silly to interpret his comments through what you think is important.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 21 2014, @12:10PM
Substitute "Religious Figure of Your Choice" for "RMS" and I think you've just made a statement about religion. Of course it's silly to question the wisdom of any god/prophet/seer on purely logical grounds. These things are a matter of faith, and they must be accepted completely without being questioned.